In May, the band traveled to Pordenone, Italy to perform at and around Aviano Air Base. One day, we had a morning performance and finished around noon. Right after a quick lunch, I walked down the street to the train station and bought a ticket to Venice, which is just over an hour away. The ticket cost? Only $14 round-trip. Maybe if trains were this cheap in America, more people would use them. It sure beats flying!
My first stop after getting the train in Venice was the Bus Stop.
From here, the “bus” takes you to various stops around the city.
San Marco Square. Also known as St. Mark’s Square. This is one of the
most-visited spots in Venice. St. Mark’s Basilica is located here. The
tall structure is the clock tower.
St. Mark’s Basilica. I think the pigeons outnumber the humans.
One of the many narrow “streets” in Venice.
A gondola glides past the San Maria della Salute.
Since there are no paved roads in the entire city, this is the typical “driveway”.
Step out of your front door and into your boat, and it’s off to work!
At least you don’t have to mow the yard very often.
These 4 old guys were making good time in their small gondola.
One of the many small bridges that connect walking paths around Venice.
Just watchin’ the tourists.
The Policia patrolling the “streets”.
Rush hour in Venice.
If you call a taxi in Venice, don’t look for an old yellow Chevy to arrive.
This is a Venice water taxi.
A fountain by the gondola station.
This lady was airing her blanket above one of the narrow canals.
Masks are very popular in Venice (for reasons I have yet to know).
This is one of the many mask shops around town.
A beautiful scene along the Grand Canal just before returning to Pordenone.
Hope you enjoyed venice!