Posted by: Author | July 28, 2011

Interesting Sight That Caught My Eye

On the gondola ride in Venice, this scene caught my eye. It was such a dichotomy – we all over here on this side of the Atlantic think of Venice as exotic and spectacular.  There are balconies everywhere, flowers growing and lots of wonderful colors on the buildings and great architecture.  To the people who live there, it’s just home and the mundane day to day chores have to go on. I had to snap this picture (actually, the kiddo snapped it as he had a better shot, but I made him do it- LOL!) as it spoke volumes to me.  I hope you enjoy it.


  1. I hope they’ve cleaned it up. When I went on the Gondola ride years ago rats ran along the edge of the water on the buildings. There was nothing romantic about it. 🙂

    • UGGH!!! It was quite clean and no smell. I was pleasantly surprised. Mine wasn’t romantic either as I was with my 17 year old son. LOL!

  2. I love it!

  3. Since the only gondola ride I’ve been on was at the Venetian in Las Vegas, I’m living vicariously through you. lol Your son has his mother’s eye for great camera angles/shots. 🙂

    • LOL re: Vegas. Yes, he has a very good eye. He got some great shots.

  4. Great picture. I’m with Laurie only went on the one in Vegas. We watched the movie The Tourist and it made me want to go.

    You have collected some priceless memories for you and your son. Thanks you for sharing them.

    • Thanks Lavada. I agree. He will always have this to look back on as I with the trip I took across western Europe at 19. The tour guide showed us some of the Tourist spots where they shot the movie.

  5. I love this picture as well. Beautiful and domestic and soothing all at the same time. I’d say there’s a story here but… there isn’t. A story means conflict, and this scene embodies perfection in everyday life.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • What a great way of putting it, Lindsay. I love that.

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