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We had been invited by the Captain to be on deck by 0700 to watch the ship enter the port of Venice! What a truly amazing sight to witness this very, very, large ship moving gracefully through very narrow channels and somehow managing to avoid the hundreds of small water craft nipping in and out of her shadow!
As mentioned, we headed ashore to drop off our cases and then see a little of Venice before we returned to the ship for our last night as her guests.
We did ...
... in a day. The best advice to seeing Venice is to wander away from the touristy locations, the city is quite empty and almost a ghost town in certain locations. It was good to see the city before it sinks.
That night a few of us drank some cheap alcohol (seriously 7 euro for a bottle of vodka!) at the campsite and partied the night away.
Our last day together
For our ...
... and all the amenities including a washing machine. But in Venice one hangs their clothes on the line to dry, and our line is out the bathroom window. So our neighbors are seeing our skivvies over the small canal beside the flat.
Next we found a small pizza restaurant where it just so happens that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie filmed a scene from the movie "The Tourist", and Depp drew a sketch on the ceiling ...
... go', however if you sit down that automatically attracts another fee and the cost of the express would've been 3.5 Euros. So we stood :P
We started off walking around Venice, yes on the plank boards we still soldiered on. We headed into St Marcs Basilica - it was different in structure, it had large golden domes and intricate paintings and mosaics like most of the beautiful cathedrals and basilicas in Europe. Took a sneaky shot of the large golden domes and we walked passed ...
... plaza. A telling piece of art in the form of five statues exhibiting prisoner abuse themes that hold no punches. It's moving. An old ghetto and a new ghetto? The old ghetto is where they lived and it still in use now. Let's walk to it. Look at that architecture. Some of those rooms must barely allow a man to stand! There is still a community here and it is occupying the same district as before. The 'new' ghetto is the plaza where we came from - itself a memorial ...