Wanderlust Wednesday #3

Hi everyone,

Pictures -paper, plastic or on a phone- one thing I love about them is that feeling of being transported to some point in time. For me, my pictures are often a reminder of good times (some of them, amidst the bad). I’d be sad if I lost the opportunity to return to those memories so that’s why I have back ups for my back ups. (Phone falls in water, okay, pictures are on iCloud AND Google Photos) ūüėĄ.<<
e other night I was scrolling through my Instagram page and stumbled on this picture. It reminded me of a place I’ve really been wanting to visit. At the time I posted that photo, I just wanted to close my eyes and wake up in a gondola, glass of wine in hand while someone plays something romantic on a violin. If you haven’t already guessed, I was dreaming of Venice, Italy (still am) and here’s why:

pexels-photo-67946< strong>What I want to do : 1).¬†Buy some wine to take on an evening gondola ride in the canals that Venice is famous for. Now that I think of it, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to move to Venice and own a gondola that I can take out whenever I want! Maybe one day? 2).¬†Walk across and view Venice from the Ponte dell’Academia bridge. 3). Simply explore the city (sights, cuisine, repeat).

5254254822_7736d6bc28_b5022362287_664e108d51_b< img class=”alignnone wp-image-1396″ src=”https://samefootprints.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/5022966500_f20d33baf8_b-1.jpg&#8221; alt=”5022966500_f20d33baf8_b-1″ width=”1024″ height=”680″>canal-1209739_960_720-2< strong>What I want to see : 1). Rialto Bridge; preferably at night. 2).¬†St Mark’s Basilica – because I’m a sucker for beautiful architecture. 3).¬†Ca’d’Oro (Golden House); it’s a centuries old palace AND an art museum. Sign me up!. I’ve never been to a palace, but Venice seems like a great place to start.

Rialto Bridge


aption id="attachment_1404" align="alignnone" width="1024"]6420985683_537d5a445f_b Rialto Bridge at night[/caption]<<
aption id="attachment_1409" align="alignnone" width="1024"]5055129333_a68f201ef7_b To the right; best free to use photo I could find of St Mark’s Basilica[/caption]< img class=”alignnone wp-image-1414″ src=”https://samefootprints.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/22272906678_5ccf712e4f_b.jpg&#8221; alt=”22272906678_5ccf712e4f_b” width=”1024″ height=”683″>

Interior : Ca’d’Oro


lt; strong>What I want to eat : 1) Pasta 2) Wine (yes, its considered a food) 3). More Pasta. <<
nice is one of those cities whose pictures make you wish you could step right into them. The scenery and stunning architecture draw you in both emotionally and physically. I am shamelessly sold on the magic of Venice and I cannot wait to plan a trip in the near future.

If you've already been to Venice, please leave me a comment to let me know how you spent your time there and what you would recommend I do, see and EAT!. What do you guys think about Venice? Where are you dreaming of today?

Until next Wednesday guys, keep dreaming. < strong>Thanks for reading!< strong>Photos : Google Images < em>Postscript: A few towns in central Italy have suffered from a devastating earthquake. My prayers go out to anyone in this beautiful region who is affected.

same footprints, different sands



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