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a world of imagination | VENICE

We entered Venice knowing very little about the city so our expectations were low. In the movies, it appears to be a beautiful place where a world {or city} has been designed surrounded by hand made canals – like those in Venice, near Santa Monica. To our surprise, it was the opposite – the water or sea existed, and they built their city right in the midst of it. A war had pushed them out of their homes, and so water became their new foundations.

One of the most amazing feelings was riding through the city on the ferry. I was under the impression that it was a tiny body of water that only fit the gondolas {the tiny canoe-like boats}. However there are huge passageways that are used to transport everything into the city. Then there are side canals that only the gondolas fit through.

This city truly is not limited by what has proceeded them. They are artists. They live in a world of creativity to make those fantasies their realities. We were blown away.

There is an island in the center where you can walk around for miles. Each little shop was fascinating. Of course there was a commercial area where every name brand designer had their shops, but a street or two over were boutiques and cafes that were less touched by the tourists.

The city is lined with gorgeous buildings that were made to last the centuries. The architecture was detailed and ornate with stone, marble, and brick. Against this background, we passed a bar that was decorated with braziers in the ceiling. The juxtaposition was hysterical. We especially loved the courtyards and balconies, which were filled with flowers.

Venetian masks created at all skill levels filled the shops. It looked like a world wrapped around theater –which makes sense in this artistic environment. 
Some masks were human others were animals. And some were suns, moons, and stars. In the month of February is the masquerade fair where the city celebrates in costumes. What a great time of year to return!

We stopped at a café at the base of the stone bridge for a cappuccino. The view was incredible- the perfect spot to people-watch. If you are looking for inspiration and a place where the impossible is within your reach, visit Venice.

I would love to hear what inspires you! Please comment below.

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