the colours in venice

In August, Ben and I had a little trip to Venice for 5 days. I’d never been to Italy, and the natural colour palette of the island blew me away. England seems to me to be a wash of greys, greens, browns, and yellowy tones. Venice was vibrant aqua and satsuma orange. And the place looked like it had been frozen in time, walking through the alleyways at night you could almost imagine it was still the 18th century.

One of the many colourful canalways. Stunning!

One of the many colourful canalways. Stunning!

Everything looked like art. Everything was beautiful. Around every corner was another surprise.

Sitting on the edge of the island at Murano, one of the tiny islands just off the coast of Venice.

Sitting on the edge of the island at Murano, one of the tiny islands just off the coast of Venice.

Shards of murano glass on the edge fo the island.

Shards of murano glass on the edge fo the island.

We had been told there were a lot of stray cats in Venice and that the local people would feed them and care for them. They must be well cared for, as we only saw two and they were the fattest most content strays I’ve ever seen!

Playing with the birds.

Playing with the birds.

The Doge’s Palace was a highlight – and not only because of its history but also because of the strange artworks hiding inside. (I also love the fact that Casanova famously escaped from here when he was a prisoner!)

I loved these primitve sculptures. They were dotted about in the Doge's Palace and depicted mythological stories and timeless legends.

I loved these primitve sculptures. They were dotted about in the Doge’s Palace and depicted mythological stories and timeless legends.

Browsing the Palace artwork.

Browsing the Palace artwork.

I hope we can go again in the future. We left the island engaged, so perhaps one day we can return married? 🙂

The one rainy day we had just made it even more atmospheric. :)

The one rainy day we had just made it even more atmospheric. 🙂

FLYING. And I think that's the Alps down there!

FLYING. And I think that’s the Alps down there!

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