to make a long story short, i fell in love with venice. it was the perfect way to start a vacation: not much to see as far as monuments go but plenty of little streets to wander, canals to discover, and gelato to be had. i would go back in a heartbeat.
the bell tower of st. mark's basilica.
my favorite building in san marco square.
bonding with the locals.
pretty little flower market.
restaurant/gondola/canal... i have dozens of very similar pictures but i couldn't help myself!
this would be one of my favorite pictures if it weren't for the wind in my hair!
michael scaring me by climbing off the sidewalk onto some floating post.
we asked an italian woman to take our photo with me standing on a cement post so i could be as tall as michael... it took her about ten minutes of wild gesturing for me to come over and realize that she had zoomed in so far that the image stabilization had turned itself off and she could therefore not focus on anything... all for her to cut off the post i was balancing on!