Friday, 2 May 2008

Trip to Venice

Some snaps with my new toy (a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera - a sort-of 50th birthday present from my wife who gave me permission to buy it!!)

My Mother always wanted to see Venice, and treated the family to a trip there to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Sadly we got of to a bad start when our flight got cancelled from Gatwick, after snow predictably brought Britain to a standstill! This was the view from the front of the Hotel near Gatwick. Next morning, at 4am we were setting off from another hotel near Gatwick having queued for several hours to get rebooked on a flight to Verona at 0620am.

A view from the top of the Bell Tower in St. Mark's Square. It looks rather like an abstract painting, with the artistically jumbled grid of tightly-packed buildings.

A magical night time walk

And.. inevitably, from a Gondola ride.

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