Venice Postcard

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Greetings from the beautiful city of Venice!

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Here I am admiring the view. Venice is a feast for the eyes and there is so much to see!

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Venice is full of bridges, canals and …

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… Gondolas!

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This is the beautiful Basilica in St Mark’s square. There is a fantastic view of the square at the top. The Basilica is a real treasure, it has glittering mosaics and a wonderful collection of sacred art.

Venice has the world’s highest density of Unesco-protected masterpieces and it is an art lover’s delight. I loved Bellini’s 1507 Madonna and Saints masterpiece in the Chiesa di San Francisco della Vigna.

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Here is some Gondola fashion! All the Gondoliers wear striped tops and the nautical style is everywhere in Venice!

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A  charming Charlie Chaplin impersonator!

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The shop windows are full of elaborate costumes and masks to celebrate the Venetian Carnival tradition.

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The gowns are extravagant.

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I love this cat mannequin and lion mannequin which are dressed so elegantly. Purrfecto!

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Venice is famous for its glass and the shop window displays are magnifico! Clowns are popular.

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These colourful glass parrots are striking.

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I found this non-profit boutique which has a great story. All the exclusive garments in this shop are designed and sewn by inmates in a retraining program at a women’s prison.

For the food lover, there is the great Italian cuisine –  Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Panini and Gelato. I love Italy!

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About Caroline

I am a sewing/dressmaking enthusiast and blogger who loves modern Japanese style and vintage inspired style. I also like to travel/visit places of interest, countryside walks and photography.
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6 Responses to Venice Postcard

  1. Great photos, somewhere I’d love to go. Great postcard!

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  2. Some really good pictures. You had the sun too which transforms the place. All those delicious shadows, so very paintable. Glad you had a good time

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  3. Caroline says:

    Venice is such a unique and beautiful city. I bought some Murano glass jewellery, gifts for family and Italian biscuits!

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  4. Melissa says:

    Oh Venice! I’m swooning. It’s been a long time since I’ve been there. And you have nice weather to boot! I hope you got some good shopping in! Thanks for sharing your photos!

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