Flashback Photo Friday
Travelling towards Venice Dan and I visited London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, and Interlaken -- and it rained nearly every step of the way. Oh and the lightning storms we encountered in every destination were envigorating at first, but quickly grew old. Our summer in Europe was not exactly the sunny situation we thought it would be. But alas! As we travelled through the Swiss Alps towards Venice, the sky suddenly cleared and what was that -- sunshine?! As our eyes adjusted to this bright orb in the sky we soon realized our trip was about to take a turn for the better. Or so we thought. Arriving in Venice, the sun was shining and the air was warm... but several hours later clouds rolled in and yet another downpour and lightning storm continued to follow us. Luckily, the preceding hours before the storm created for some of the most magical lighting I have ever witnessed. Pastel colors streaked the sky, and the buildings glowed in the reflecting rainbow of light.
As soon as the storm passed we experienced nothing but flawless weather. Venice is truly a spectacular city and unfortunately many easily get swept into a touristy frenzy thus missing out on the charming backroads (or canals?!). We found that taking the paths less travelled revealed a Venice that was much more serene and muted than the chaos of the bustling route from Ponte Di Rialto to Piazza San Marco. This is a city I could definitely return to.
Enjoy these photos from Venice while I reminisce on meals of gelato and pasta.... ahh...