Thursday, August 28, 2008

Venice doesn't always look like what you'd expect. The more I explored the city outside the tourist centers of Rialto and San Marco, the more I learned how many cities compacted into one Venice is really comprised of. Take this bit of Murano, for instance. If you didn't know this was in Venice, would it surprise you to know this was in Venice? For me that's one of the most pleasurable aspects of the city. It's both exactly what you would expect and precisely the opposite. All at once. And always picturesque. Even at its most seemingly unVenetian.

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - aaluva - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: Venice (Murano), Italy ★
Photo courtesy of aaluva


  1. Because of public transport strike me and my wife decided to stay in Venice one day more and we found affordable hotel room in Murano. But there we noticed that all restaurants were closed, maybe because of public transport strike, maybe because of festival of local parish. So, around sunset, we took a little walk and tried to find a nice view from West side of Murano. I guess we were the only tourists there. It was silent and peaceful and I was absolutely surprised to find that kind of atmosphere in Venice.

  2. That's awesome. There are actually lots of silent and peaceful pockets of Venice, if you wander far away enough from the tourist centers of Rialto and San Marco. I love San Pietro di Castello, for example. So serene.



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