When in Venice, not

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alf, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    So it's very early Saturday morning, and we hop on the car and head northeast, home of the waters.
    Sun is away on holiday - rain welcoming us, long chat and after a walk in the rain we head to StrĂ , on the Riviera del Brenta, to Villa Pisani which was ancient when Napoleon bought it.

    Reaching it is easier than expected.
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    the Maze di alfrjw, su Flickr

    It's beautiful and huge, and pics inside it are very very verboten, and they mean it. Then, out - in the sun.
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    the Park di alfrjw, su Flickr

    the park is ready, almost empty.
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    the Villa di alfrjw, su Flickr

    we are not alone.
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    back of the garden di alfrjw, su Flickr

    We reach the maze, and after a while we are on the tower.
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    Maze di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And in a short while we are safe
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    reflection di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And we reach our target
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    Astice! di alfrjw, su Flickr
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    The journey with you was wonderful and interesting, as always - but this last image has left me salivating for dinner!

    Picture wise, your second is my favorite - it has a surreal flare, but perhaps it is just the magnificence of the whole scene juxtaposed with our 21st century beings amidst the statues...and the intense color. Great stuff, Alf!
     
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