Friday, 9 April 2010

Flashback Friday

Venice, May 2004:
after meeting my husband earlier that spring, we spent a lot of time on trains and planes from France to Slovenia and back. We would try to catch a cheap flight with one of the budget airlines or the night train Paris - Venice which was fairly comfortable and not too expensive when booked online.

Fetching Arno from Ljubljana took only three hours by car and afterwards we would walk around the streets of Venice a bit before driving back. When it was my turn to travel I would arrive in Venice late in the afternoon and then waited for the train to depart at 8 PM. Venice has two train stations, one in the city centre and another in Mestre, well away from the canals. I always chose to wait at the main station, sitting by the busy Canal Grande, munching on my prosciutto sandwich and watching the lights turn on along the water.

On the first picture I am even wearing a Loddelina bag in bright red corduroy - that bag traveled quite a lot in the next two years and I kept it even after it officially retired from service...
When in Venice I always like to roam around the tiny streets, finding secret corners and neat little squares with hotel entrances, small shops and galleries - those are usually the places less crowded by the tourists .

Want to play along? Link your flashback over to Christopher and Tia's blog.


  1. What wonderful photos ! Now I am longing to take a vacation in Europe!

  2. Great photos! I've always wanted to go to Europe and those photos make me want to go even more now!

  3. I wanna go there so bad! Visiting from Christoper and Tia's!

  4. Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen a bad photo taken in Europe! Something about the scenery is just so...perfect. I love your pictures. Someday...I HOPE like mad that I get to see those places for myself!

  5. Thats such a great picture. I think I said that about your last Flashback post, haha. But its true, your pictures are always great. Can't wait to see what you write about and share with us next week.

  6. Great shots! I love venice I went there for was so crowded !!! I live in Verona!!!! ;) bye


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