on any of these thumbnail images to see a larger version...
pictures below are somewhat random and don't "belong" on
any of the other pages, but I felt they're worth viewing:
man in a Murano (Island) glass factory, creating a glass horse by
the finished product.
Kathy at a Pizzeria with the Rialto Bridge in the background.
Kathy and me after dinner one night. It was a nice restaurant
that we just stumbled onto while wandering through the maze of
walkways. It had music (piano and sax) and a great
atmosphere. We had no idea how to find it again the next
Kathy relaxing at San Marco's Square after our gondola ride.
This is the clock tower at San Marco's...sort of. Anywhere
they were doing repairs on buildings, they put these pictures
(note the bluish color) of the building over the scaffolding so the
building still looks like "normal" while under
construction -- a pretty cool idea, huh?
Venice isn't exactly handicap-friendly, but some of the (more
popular?) bridges have these automated gadgets attached to them that
people in wheelchairs can use to cross the bridge.
The last night we were there, it stormed so we had to cut the
evening short and couldn't sit in San Marco's Square having wine and
listening to live music. On the boat on the way back to the
hotel we actually managed to capture one of the lightening flashes
on film -- not easy!
This is the largest cruise ship I've ever seen. It was docked
in Venice for a couple of days.
next few are taken from the airplane on our flight from Venice to
Coming into land in Paris. Can you see the Eiffel Tower?
You'll need to click on the picture to view the larger
version. Anyhow, that's as close as we got to it. Maybe
on a future vacation we can go to France.