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When All The Tourists Have Gone Away

...Venice becomes eerily beautiful!

Rialto

* People like to joke that Venice is one giant tourist trap!


Rialto

* That there are only tourists, and those working in the tourist trade!

Rialto Bridge

* But somehow everything in the city looks more elegant when only the residents remain.

Gondola

* When you don't have to compete with anyone for awesome shots of all the sights, including the empty Gondolas (Click here to read all about our Gondola adventure)

Rialto

* And the vibe crawls to a much more chill pace.

Rialto Bridge

* Giving us time to enjoy normally hectic areas like the Rialto Bridge.

Venice

* Empty squares lead to empty bridges, which lead to empty squares.

Piazza San Marco

* Until you get to landmarks that also seem to change personas as the moon rises.

Basilica of St. Mark

* Such as, the Basilica of St. Mark standing resolute.

Basilica of St. Mark

* While protecting almost two thousand years of Christian relics, including one actual writer of the Bible. (Click here to read about the Basilica and all its amazing relics)

Piazza San Marco

* To this view of the Piazza San Marco, which served as the center of this once all-powerful empire in the crux of Europa and Asia. (Click here to read all about the Piazza San Marco)

Doge's Palace

* To the Doge's Palace, which for a whole millennia held the destiny of millions in its hand. (Click here to read all about the Palazzo Ducale)

Piazza San Marco

* There is no end to the wonders that are here for the taking.

Venice

* So we end the last night of our European honeymoon.

Venice Shopping

* Walking along streets with shoppes full of exotic wares.

Venice Dog

* Meeting hounds who navigate these islands with ease.

Bridge of Sighs

* Staring across Bridges of Sighs, which live up to iconic names.

Piazza San Marco

* Through cafes and restaurants that finally get to rest; ready for what the next day has to offer.

Piazza San Marco

* And across the sea, to structures with their own history, character, and soul.

Classical Music

* To our final destination, a concert hall.

Classical Music

* Which perfectly wraps up our month-long journey, taking three years to write.

Classical Music

* Three years feeling grateful for all these incredible memories.

Vivaldi

* So here's an hour full of Vivaldi.

Classical Music

* A whole lot of love.

Venetian Gelato

* And the best gelato ever (Crema del Doge!) to end this honeymoon tale.

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