about venice in words & pics, with and without my 9-year-old son
I lived in Venice for 27 years, went to Sant'Elena few times a year for all the years we sailed, but I never noticed how breathtaking the sunsets can be from the island until a summer evening three years ago. I guess I was always back in Dorso Duro at that time of the day or I was clueless.Thanks for sharing, boy do I miss the lagoon.
I suspect there are worse things one could do than make a vow to never miss a Venetian sunset, Laura, but it would be a hard vow to keep. But even then the problem would be that one could only watch them from a single location at a time. I've seen a sunset while standing on the Accademia Bridge that I couldn't imagine looking more beautiful from anyplace else, and yet, what must it have looked like from San Giorgio Maggiore? Or Sant' Elena? Or the north lagoon? Or Lido? I guess on most days when it come to sunsets it's usually catch as catch can, though I've often thought of being more diligent about trying to see them.
I miss the lagoon too! Sigh…Beautiful picture - thank you so much for sharing it!Bridget
Thank you, Bridget. When I first lived for a very short time in Venice 20 years ago all I cared about was the human-built city and its art and those were the things I missed when I left. Now the city means the lagoon to me, and it's the lagoon rather than the architecture or art that makes it hard to imagine living anywhere else.