The Dwelling – Venice, Italy – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo.

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Venice Dwelling - Venice, Italy

It seems to happen frequently. I find myself dwelling about our brief days in Venice. What was it about that place? I just can’t seem to get it out of my head. If I close my eyes (yes, I know this sounds cheesy) I can hear it, see it and smell it.

Like she’s RIGHT there.

I think it’s just the type of place you visit and you fall in love with. Then it just never leaves you. Kinda like the one that got away. You always remember something special about it but what you really remember is how you felt when you were hanging out together.

A couple weeks ago I did a very large photo essay – Venice After Dark. It’s probably my favorite photo essay yet – if you haven’t seen it definitely take a gander over and check it out. It’s my version of Venice at night – steamy, dark, mysterious.

What’s been interesting about it that photo essay is reading the comments. It seems that a lot of people feel the same way I do about Venice. Whether their trip was last year or 30 years ago they remembered the city clearly. Most importantly, everyone seems to have strong feelings about just how much they loved it, how much they miss it and how badly they want to go back.

There was one comment in particular that I really loved. Carol hit the nail on the head when she left this one and I felt, after reading it, that I was right there walking beside her and watching her life unfold.

“I was in Venice in my 20’s with beau on arm dressed like Katherine Hepburn and walking the streets like I was the queen of style. It was so long ago and Venice has not changed (except for the plastered billboards). I would give anything to walk those streets 40 years ago again and giving my glorious smile full of a vitality that only that city can give.”

Thank you so much Carol for leaving that comment. I don’t think anything I could write anything that would sum it up with such clarity.

So the photo in this post? That’s Venice from above. I took this photo from the top of the Campanile in St. Mark’s Square right around sunset. It was taken just moments after I took this photo – Sunset At The Campanile – which was a different Somewhere In Time photo published in April.

Whatever you do in this life, do what you can to get to Venice.

At some point in your life you’ll want and need to be a part of her. There is some crazy magic happening in those streets.


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(17) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Tours Of The Vatican -

    August 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I love Venice – one of my favorite places in the world, hands down. That’s a beautiful photo! I loved your Venice After Dark photo essay too – gorgeous stuff!


  • Nomadic Samuel -

    August 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Now that’s a view! I’m dying to travel in Italy – especially Venice.

    • Bethany -

      August 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Sam! Yeah Italy is something else. It really gets under your skin. @Nomadic Samuel,

  • Simon Lee -

    August 20, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I was having a business trip to Bologna last month and wanted to visit Venice, unfortunately, our meeting extended and we are forced to cancel the visit:( Will definitely visit again during my next business trip:)


    • Bethany -

      August 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Hi Simon, Well nothing better than being able to visit Italy on business – when it’s on the company dime! Hopefully you’ll get to see Venice next time – it’s a great spot. 🙂 @Simon Lee,

  • Erica -

    August 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

    WOW! That is quite the view point!

    • Bethany -

      August 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Hi Erica! Thanks 🙂 @Erica,

  • Mark Wiens -

    August 22, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I’d really love to visit Venice someday. I went back to check out your photo essay of Venice at night and wow I’m amazed – incredible shots! Seriously killer killer photos!

    • Bethany -

      August 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Thank you so much Mark – I think the Venice After Dark essay is my favorite one too. 🙂 @Mark Wiens,

  • Natalie T. -

    August 22, 2011 at 7:13 am

    You never think about how emotionally a city like Venice will affect a person and it’s cool that you mention that. Venice was my favourite city in Italy and those winding streets that get you lost are unforgettable. I was there 5 years ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Great photo!

    • Bethany -

      August 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Hi Natalie! I am just catching up to all your comments now – I’m so glad you like our blog! It was very exciting to see all those comments! Venice is definitely something special. 🙂
      @Natalie T.,

  • luxury hotels venice -

    August 23, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Gorgeous pics of one of the world’s most fascinating places. , I love Venice!

  • Raymond @ Man On The Lam -

    September 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Venice was one of my all-time favourites too — love this shot!

  • Brooke vs. the World -

    September 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Hmm… Venice was my LEAST favorite place in Italy. But, I still love your photo.

  • Christy @ Ordinary Traveler -

    September 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I love the muted colors in this photo. Great post processing! I love anywhere in Italy. I sooo want to go back!

  • Angela -

    September 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful picture! I loved your book Getting Out of Auto, I learned so much!