As I go through images from 2017, I'm finally spending some more time on those from the trip we took to Venice and Vienna in the late spring. I posted some of my black and whites from Venice in this post, but was so so excited about those that I never got around to the color ones. It always takes me awhile to figure out what my favorites are anyway.
We only spent an afternoon in Vienna proper, and so I didn't get my hopes up about making photographs that were more than snapshots, but between the old cafes and the sculptures behind wire at the Spanish Riding School, there was plenty of inspiring mood and I was so happy with what I captured that day!
In Venice, we stayed on a quiet part of the island in the guesthouse of the Church of Madonna dell' Orto. With a few exceptions, so of my favorite scenes were in the guesthouse itself, or in the neighborhood right outside the door. Grazie, Padre Petro!
One of my other favorite quiet finds away from the crowds was the Palazzo Ca' Zenobio. We spent an afternoon reading books in the courtyard and wandering through the galleries. I loved the windows with the gold curtains and the delicate woodwork...
Italy is all about espresso---and neither John nor I are coffee drinkers!--- but we managed to find a pot of tea one morning..
And this was what twilight looked like every evening as we walked over the bridge back to the guest house...
Venice, you are my favorite city in the world, and, no, I haven't seen a lot of cities, nor have I even spent that much time with you, but it doesn't matter. Sometimes you just know.