In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we go from one of the most famous sightseeing cities in the world to one we had never heard of. Given our recent slew of posts pondering why many less frequented cities don't get the recognition they deserve, you can probably guess which one we enjoyed more.
Here's what we got up to this week!
September 1st 2014. Gondolas. Despite Venice being a tourist mecca and the inflated costs which come with that, we couldn't help but stay on one of the 118 islands separated by picturesque canals and linked by quaint bridges that make up this World Heritage Site.
September 2nd 2014. Bridge and canal. Venice is a veritable warren of small streets, narrow canals and gorgeous old bridges that one could easily get lost amongst. Delightfully lost. :)
September 3rd 2014. Bridge of Sighs. Sighing was exactly what we did when we found out it would cost €80 ($100) for a 40 min gondola ride, and considering we noticed quite a few gondoliers looking more interested in their phones than providing their passengers with a once in a lifetime experience, we gave it a big miss. Shame.
September 4th 2014. Rialto Bridge. Venice by day is beautiful, even if somewhat superficial. But it isn't until the sun sets, all of the ‘coach tourists' are comfortably tucked into bed and the hawkers selling tacky trinkets have gone home, does Venice truly shine.
September 5th 2014. The doors. Unless a door is particularly striking, we can't say that we usually take much notice. But here in Venice, they all seem to have their own unique charm. Our favourite is the door in the middle row, second from the left. Which is your favourite?
September 6th 2014. Love Slovenia. Firstly, can anyone honestly say they knew what the capital of Slovenia was and, secondly, did you know how to pronounce it?
September 7th 2014. Figs. I haven't eaten fresh figs since childhood and Jess isn't even sure she's had them ever! That being the case, we bought a punnet from the farmers market to enjoy. How do you like your figs?