The Streets of Venice/My Throbbing Heart – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo.

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I have this weird fascination with certain places at night. Venice is one of those places.

It’s beautiful at night. The streets say goodnight to the hordes of tourists, children seem to run all over the place chasing each other and the best part? As you walk down the streets you can hear the sound of a restaurant blocks away – far before you will ever even see a glow from their windows. I will never forget the peace I felt just listening to dishes being cleaned & put away, chairs being moved about and the deep seated laughs of people sharing a meal far before I ever stumbled upon them. It was a weird and surreal feeling. It’s the kind of place where you understand that we are all really connected by a thread. Even though there’s a feeling of deep isolation in Venice, you also understand in some strange way that you are never really alone – at any moment you could be rounding the corner to meet a friend for drinks or to take your parents to dinner.

It’s almost because of this underlying beauty in Venice that the people don’t have to fake it. The word solitary makes sense here. Everyone that appears to be together also appears to be apart. I like it.

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  • vakantiehuizen blanes -

    February 4, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I want to give surprise to my wife during our third wedding anniversary.I decided to have a romantic travel to Venice.So I want to know about Romantic places at Venice where we spend our precious moments together with out any interruption.I also want to know about the honeymoon vacation rental at Venice for stay point of View.We have to travel to Venice in the month of September.Please suggest me about my query

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  • Theresa -

    February 4, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I love this shot. It’s so rare to see the streets of Venice this empty, which makes the photo seem even more magical.

    • Bethany -

      February 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Theresa. I love it too – the vacant look of the streets in Venice is so pretty. @Theresa,

  • Sheila -

    February 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Venice is beautiful day or night. My husband and I loved wandering the streets and canals to see the painted houses during the day, and the canals illuminated with light at night. Its one of my favorite places, and I can’t seem to understand why people think it’s too touristy.

    • Bethany -

      February 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      I agree. It’s beautiful all the time. I can understand why people find it touristy though – I was shocked how many people were there when we were. That was why I really fell in love with it at night. Everything gets so quiet. It’s amazing.@Sheila,

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  • Connie -

    February 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Venice IS an amazing place at night and I love how you captured it in your photo! It’s so easy to fall in love while you make your way down all those narrow alleyways and you definitely feel as though you’re all alone in that impossibly romantic city. Bella!

    • Bethany -

      February 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Connie – It is weird how you feel alone in such a tiny, beautiful place? @Connie,

  • Nick Laborde -

    February 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I’ve never been to Venice but you are really starting to get me fired up about it. Any futur Venice trips will have to include an inspired by Bethany byline.

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  • Sarah Wu -

    February 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Venice is a beautiful place to see and feel love. The effect you had on your photo make it even more surreal and beautiful!

  • Brooke vs. the World -

    February 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful as always Beth. Your description makes me remember nights in Italy walking through the narrow streets.

  • Erica -

    February 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The picture is already beautiful but the ambiance you added with your words is lovely.

    • Bethany -

      February 7, 2011 at 12:13 am

      Thanks Erica 🙂 @Erica,

  • Rebecca -

    February 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Wow, this is a great photo! Looks so mysterious and almost not real.

    • Bethany -

      February 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      thanks Rebecca – what a fabulous compliment – but it is very real 🙂@Rebecca,

  • Angela -

    February 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Gorgeous capture, very evocative of the place. Venice is indeed fascinating and a great subject for photographers!