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... Lucia Station, water taxi to apartment, settle into apartment- Donna Onesto
Day 13 May 22 Th Venice: Untour orientation- walking tour, gondola shop, lunch, met Thibs at San Lucia Station- took vaparetto to P. Toma, walked to apartment, dinner at Improntucafe
Day 14 May 23 F Padua: Bus to Padua, Scrovegni Chapel, St. Anthony's Basilica, train return to Venice ("Padova incident") ...
... which captured and filtered water into the centrally located well. A dramatic stairwell- The Stairs of Giants- leads from the piazza level to the Palace. I've included some photos taken in and from the piazza.
Here are some images of the Doge's Palace on an Internet site.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=dog e's+palace&qpvt=doge%27s+palace& ;FORM=IGRE
Ok I admit to being a "boat person", so I was fascinated by the boats on the canals and Lagoon of Venice. Whereas this posting will likely to be of interest only to those individuals of a similar persuasion, it's apparent that Venice only works because of its boats which move both the people and the freight into, out, and within the city.
Here's a summary of the types of boats that can be seen in the canals and Lagoon of the city.
Vaparetto (water ...
... and half models of water vessels dating from the earliest known vessels plying the waters of the Lagoon to modern war ships (frankly, of less interest to us). We chose to go our separate ways in the museum, each of us inspecting the exhibits of specific interest to us.
The models- half and scale- were of the most interest to me. One scale model of a actually extended vertically into a hole in the ...
... good health and a safe journey that none of us will soon forget.
Unfortunately I was the only one doing the journal entries so only my perspective of the trip was shared.
Thanks all for prayers, comments and just following along.
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