Albergo La Meridiana
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August 17, 2014
Museum Day in Venice
Today we decided to visit art museums. We walked to the Academia Bridge which is a wooden structure that spans a southern stretch of the Grand Canal. It was built in 1932 as a temporary structure to replace a 19th century iron bridge and It still remains by popular demand as the only bridge crossing in thissection of the canal. Our first stop was the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. ...
... whether it was sitting
there sadly going round and round waiting for me J
The first flight was 12 hours. I watched a couple of movies:
11 years a slave, ? ? Long walk to Freedom??? I felt quite motion sick toward
the end and although they offered 4 rounds of food, I wasn’t feeling like
eating much. I tried to doze for about an hour but didn’t feel that rested. Sat
next to a nice couple from Auckland who were on their way ...
... divide between the two buildings at the very top. People had this knowledge all those years ago and it's still in practice today although most buildings are built with the capacity to withstand the slides these days, don't ask me how!! Another interesting thing about Venice is the waterways. They have to regulate the water twice a day letting it in and out of the canal. I must admit in some parts the water is pretty stinky. According to our guide they do often have flooding especially ...
... last 3 years so I wasn't surprised, considering the population of the countries. I personally think that tour groups are too rowdy, especially when they all crowd at the same place taking pictures of themselves while others find it difficult to get a good picture of the landscape without them in it, or even just trying to cross the bridge, especially the bridge of sighs next to San Marco square on our way back to the hotel. We had to make a detour to avoid crossing the ...
... hectic we have not really stopped the whole time, body not use to it. After our little rest we walked back to the train station to purchase our tickets for Florence, should have done this when we arrived. The trains returning to Rome were nearly booked out. With our newly purchased tickets headed back out to the hustle and bustle crowds that surround this part of Venice. If you are coming to Venice and ...