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Thursday, December 12, 2013

A foggy day in Venice

If you have never been to Venice in winter before, these photos will give you a little taste of what a winter day can be like:  fog so thick you can't see anything in front of your face.  It's days like this that you can feel mystery in the air. You can just imagine people wearing dark flowing capes disappearing down long narrow calles. It's quintessential Venice. 



 To the right of this shot, you should be able to see some of Sant'Elena's trees. Can't see a thing!



 In this shot, you should be able to see all the trees of Giardini just in the middle of the photo, but you can't see a one. Like it never even existed.


 I have no idea how vaporetto drivers cope on days like this. I know they have radar. Still, I'd be a nervous wreck.  I didn't see one of the smaller motoscafi ( lines 6, 5.1, 5.2, 4.1, 4.2) all day long, I think they were cancelled because of zero visibility.


 Beautiful foggy view on the Grand Canal



 This photo was taken about 2 pm. That's the sun trying to make an appearance. 

Kind of spooky. Venice in the haze.

Like I said, this kind of weather brings out Venice's  mysterious moods. Made me want to run buy a cape. Maybe tomorrow!



7 comments:

Rob C said...

Wow, spooky! I bet it was strangely quiet?

One week to go!

karen said...

Very quiet. Eerily quiet! Take a look at the video I posted today.You'll see just how quiet it has been these past 2 days. More tomorrow is the forecast. Looking forward to seeing you and Natalie again soon. Don't forget to get in touch once you are settled in.

Tim The Nomad said...

I remember it was like this last year on our final trip together to Venice. It denied Laing one last chance to see the Virgin at Torcello again. Considering our lack of faith, it speaks volumes how strong the iconography is.

Which reminds me, I better think about what I need to pack for Natale!

Tim

Tim The Nomad said...

I remember it was like this last year on our final trip together to Venice. It denied Laing one last chance to see the Virgin at Torcello again. Considering our lack of faith, it speaks volumes how strong the iconography is.

Which reminds me, I better think about what I need to pack for Natale!

Tim

Dianne said...

Great photos Karen. Thanks for sharing. These appear to be the kind of days when one wants to hug the walls of whatever calle to avoid stepping off into a canal.

karen said...

Tim- saw Stefano today, he tells me you arrive on Saturday. I will expect at least a little Imagina meet up while you are in town!
Get in touch!

karen said...

Thanks, Diane! I do love the fog!