So many things to see, walked around most of this trip with my jaw slack, and camera shutter popping. The full gallery can be seen here: http://jsgrey.zenfolio.com/p341921917
This was a rainy day, coupled with a full moon and high tide, St. Marks Square was predicted to be underwater by 3 feet – while that did not happen, it was more like 4-6 inches. Venice is sinking…really. When you hear the history of how it was built, it’s quite understandable, but nevertheless just really interesting.
We attended a glass blowing exhibition, walked, and walked, and walked, took many photos of the incredible alley ways and ate great food.
by the way, this last photo i’m really proud of – it’s an old confessional from St. Marks Church for which the square is known as St. Marks Square. This was handheld (as they all were) at 1/4 – of a second on the shutter. one freaking fourth!! at iso 6400. While the quality of this camera is NOT that of the Canon 5dM3, I was really happy I took it instead of the heavy equipment. You have to know this room is wayyy darker than the photo suggests.
There are just too many photos to put on the blog, so I will just add 1 with a link to the gallery. This was the town of Lido, just across the harbor from Venice. We walked around the town for a bit, had some dinner (lasagna) and then took a quick walk over to Venice to see St. Mark’s square at night. Some of the photos are grainy, but hey…iso 6400 on a 2x sensor camera. i think it did a great job overall.. anyway -
Even though I know it won’t last but a few days (houston sucks) it feels awesome this evening. Although, I must say..people here in spring, are total panties. I went to Kroger today to get a few things, and almost everyone I saw was in jeans, sweatshirts, jackets, etc. it was 4pm – 70 degrees. really?
Anyway, everyone knows I love to EAT, i’d rather not have to cook it myself, but I suppose that is half the fun of eating. I just wish food didn’t make you fat. Like, couldn’t some other bad habit make you fat instead? like blinking? i could cut down on that. So, I decided to finally make a cooking blog – and I will link it up soon – cause blog designing isn’t my thing – really. it’s hard. and i want this one to look just like that one, only a different color. but that might not happen if i can’t get it to work. oh well….
these were really good – but they exploded!! i guess i put too much junk inside. i have a bit left over for tomorrow and will try a few more – photo turned out good though.