A Venetian Dream..

14 05 2005

Moving on from Milan, we sent out to romantic Venice..Though i`ve heard a lot about how romantic it is with its canals and gondolas et al, i was a bit skeptical..I thought gondolas and canals were to Venice what snake charmers and fakirs were to India..Just an ignorant tourist deception..

But that worry was dispelled as soon as we got down fron the train.. i may be exaggerating a bit, but it seemed the very sky took on a more rich,purplish tinge..and everywhere u turn, water water and more water…imagine a quaint romantic city..take away the roads and replacem with water..take away the polluting cars and replace them with boats and gondolas..voila,..Venice..

Venice is literally a city on water..they have buses and taxis and private cabs too..only difference is that all of them are different kinds of boats plying on water.. And the small two seater canoes can be equated to their version of bicycles 🙂 ..not to mention the ubiquitous , famous gondolas..

The feeling of romance is componded by the distant strummings of street musicians playing on every other corner or hard-up opera tenors singing on the sidewalk, blankets spread before them to collect the pennies, the people adorned with traditional costumes standing on the streets neither asking nor demanidng money , the paved streets with cobblestones, the number of people u see who are so plainly in love..The sign on my hotel said “Welcome to Venice..You see, it wasn`t just a dream..”… That i guess, just abt sums it up..




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