The morning of Monday July 14th started with heavy torrential rain as we disembarked from the Disney Magic. We made our way to our hotel — the same hotel that we used before our cruise. And Lorraine and I spent the morning walking the wet streets of Venice.
We made our way back to disconnectÂ Matthew from the hotel’s WiFi and to find a restaurant for a late lunch. Back to the hotel to check in to our room. And then back out to explore Venice. I’d like to share a few shots from that evening. Click on any image for a larger photo and slideshow.
We decided to walk the busy tourist boardwalk near San Marco square. And, much to our surprise, the Disney Magic was making its way out of Venice on its next cruise. They left us behind. If you click on the image, you should be able to make out all of the passengers crammed on the topside deck. The view of Venice from the ship is certainly amazing. And it was also quite a sight to see our ship slowly make its way from Venice.
There is simply no better light for Venice than the light around the golden hour. Here are a few canal shots with the warm light of an evening sunset.
The city really does become very quiet in the evening hours especially a few steps away from the main tourist areas. And small restaurants can be found jutting out into alleyways literally everywhere in Venice.
One of my favourite shots from the trip. The Grand Canal as seen from the foot of the Academy Bridge. During the day it is very difficult to even make your way across this bridge because of all of the tourists. However, at night, everything is calm. Even the Vaporetto — the water bus — is lightly travelled.
Closing in on 9pm and the light is still great. The canals and the sidewalks are empty.
Amazing clouds colour the evening sky over the Grand Canal.
Our last evening in Venice. Tomorrow we start making our way back to Canada.