How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here we will sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony. -Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
the Colors of Venice
To not see Europe during our years in Prague would be like sitting at arm’s-length from a dessert table and not ever taking a bite.
All of Europe is so accessible from the Czech Republic — Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, and Venice are all easily reached within a day’s drive. It’s been a terrific once-in-a-lifetime experience to live in Prague and get to travel Europe with our family. We are so grateful!
With still many places on the to-see list, our latest travel was over last weekend to the great Italian city of Venice. We didn’t know quite what to expect, especially in the month of February. But we experienced no flooding (apparently October – January), had beautiful sunny weather, friendly people experiences, and a light crowd– even at the beginning of Carnevale di Venezia. It was a perfect time to see Venice!
Here, several of my favorite shots:
Venetian Carnival Masks
The Grand Canal, Venice
the Venetian Skyline
Gondola Ride, Venice
Gondola Parking, Venice
I loved so many things about Venice– it was a breath-taking city in every way. And honestly, I can’t wait to go back!
Have you visited Venice? What was your favorite part?