The other day I posted some photos of Venice.
On the second day there was mist hanging over the city, which gave the light a very different, much colder quality. It also meant that buildings in the distance faded away like dreams.
Nicknamed the Ponte di Calatrava for its designer, this is the first bridge built over the grand canal for many years, joining only three others that cross its entire length. The bridge has sparked massive controversy, and due to structural issues has become a massive embarrassment and financial drain for the city.
Venice’s Museum of Natural History. Like so many buildings along the Grand Canal, it is best seen from the water.
Approaching the Ponte di Rialto from the other side, you can see it is covered with graffiti.
The Ca D’oro might be my favourite place in Venice. It has the most beautiful facade, much imitated in surrounding buildings. Once the home of rich merchants, these days it houses a wonderful art museum.
The wellhead inside the Ca D’oro.
Looking across to the city from the little island of San Giorgio.
Despite having lived in Venice for seven months, my friend had never seen anyone fall in the canal. I managed to see two people accidentally take the plunge within a couple of hours.
This beautiful staircase is usually open to the public and we were all excited to climb it and see the view, but sadly for us it was closed the day we went.
I’m not a huge fan of Carnivale masks though they have fascinating stories, but these cyberpunk creations stole my heart!
All images © Sarah Grace Logan 2012