Journey to Italy
• Travel to Italy
I do not know why, but today Venice I have been associated with the Moon River song, sung by the amazing Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Anyway.
"The island of St. Maarten some!" - that was my first thought when I came out from the territory of the Marco Polo Airport, Venice, and was immediately on landing stage with childhood friend, to which small boats were moored.
Those who understood everything, can safely read the next paragraph. For the rest, I will give a little explanation. St. Maarten - an island in the Caribbean. On this island there are funny airport, whose runway is adjacent directly to the beach, with the result that planes land right over the heads of tourists vacationing on the beach. So I'm such a neighborhood airport and seaport buildings amused. But landing stage - this is, in other words, a floating pier.
So. This is not the only thing that surprises Venice first got into it a tourist. As we walked to the local taxi - vaporetto - I periodically looked in the windows and studied the road markings, trying to figure out how much-lane road we are.
Local "cyclists" to "di gondola regatta" clearly are on the second page, even though they would have to move at the right. We have to overtake them, leaving the third lane. Or oncoming? For the "wands" - curb our route
In the pedestrian part of the city is the same confusion. It is especially felt in the central Piazza San Marco. Already difficult to understand someone here more - men or pigeons. But the court only the month of May! Important in this crush - it does not stop. Otherwise pigeons can confuse you to the monument. Therefore, in Venice, as in Through the Looking Glass "... you know, we have to run as fast just to stay in the same place! If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast!" The case where the pigeons are conceived confused bride with a monument
In addition to the annoying crowds and still an abundance of bridges. Actually, not so much weight bridges, as the mass of streets, ending at the steps of water or elegant promenades. Well, or just dead ends. Perhaps Venice - one of the few places in Europe, so tolerant to the problems of people with limited mobility, where a wheelchair (or with a sidecar) are not particularly poputeshestvuesh. Except that only the gondola ...
These different chairs
Generally, Venice, but what's there, almost all of Italy surprised. It is surprising that it is a real paradise for shoppingovy women, but more stylish look for yourself all the men-Italians.
Here, again, a man was caught on his way to hell. And next two others as "fishing" offer
But the beautiful, graceful, charming woman in the eyes almost caught ...
Hereditary tourist paradise
Next to our hotel was a boutique Carlo Pazolini. And I, naive, thought that this is a purely Russian invention! So maybe once a boutique Italian, in Russian and bags with shoes in Italian it sold?
That same night, Carlo Pazolini
When we have with my colleague Evgeny going to Venice, I've heard all sorts of general relativity snobs that say, "smells bad in Venice." But think - why it smell bad? After all, in Venice - the island part of it - there are no cars, no gas contamination. You no CO. Clean country air! Well, if what smells - and country smells. Well it's the smell of a natural! The eternal problem of Venice - unauthorized parking
And of course, throughout the southern friends - "Hey, daragoy, come here-here SADIS pakataem with veterkom!". Of course I'm joking! They say that in itself is worth the gondola obscene money and gondoliers - is actually cast in which the profession is passed down from father to son ... By the way, I wonder if with all castes as tough, where there were Indian programmers?
Hereditary gondolier. Hat Wigens, 2 100 rubles. Cardigan Trussardi jeans, 9200 rubles. Jeans Versace, 10 000 rub., Tony Perotti belt 2500 rubles. Boots Ernesto Dolani, 4300 rubles.
The design of the nacelle itself, too funny. Start with the fact that the length of her port side at 20-25 centimeters longer than the right. Further, harmful Venetians first designed channels - the impression they were made specifically so wide, so it was impossible for them to jump - not enough just a little. We designed, and then thinking. After all, in normal-it's not a boat proplyvesh - two oars no place. As a result, we went all the bells and whistles - pontovo paddle back, then gondolier. Front of him, as opposed to - a piece of iron. Realistically, this iron knob and is called - "ferro". He is the current order, and serves as a counterweight to the gondolier and determine gondolier under the bridge can fit or not. It is clear that in the course of evolution, all thick gondoliers have died, as well as too high.
Ferro has six protrusions that symbolize the six districts of the city. Or maybe it's passenger count - they, too, a maximum of six.
But as they say, that's enough of the lyrics. Now, will those same classic photographs for which we went to Venice. That is to say, those photos, "which should be in every" :)
Hungry seagulls waiting for breakfast. Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy. May 2014
Sunrise in Venice, I. View of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy. May 2014
Sunrise in Venice II. View of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy. May 2014
Morning view of the Bridge of Sighs and a fragment of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy. May 2014
Morning view of the Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy. May 2014
The glow over the Channel. Evening view from Accademia Bridge
View from the Accademia Bridge in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute
Another view from the Accademia Bridge in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute