Thursday, July 25, 2013

Venice VII



Venice was LOADED with tourists.  As a tourist myself, I was not in a
good position to complain about the number of people crowding into San Marco, was I?
But, some places were not as crowded.

And photography was prohibited in some of the most spectacular places.
I must have inadvertently brushed against the shutter button.


26 comments:

Andy said...

Amazing sight.

RamblingRound said...

Oh the splendor!

Lois Evensen said...

That is a fabulous "accidental" picture! ;)

Lowell said...

I've got to visit there some day before I end looking up at the grass! But I think I must hurry for it's said the sea is rising to bury it.

BTW, I've had that "inadvertent" problem myself. Or, as we teachers used to say, "It's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission!" :)

Tojav said...

Aż chciałoby się tam być. Piękne.

Luis Gomez said...

Always a great city. Great shots.

Kate said...

Some of these places that tourist visit are truly amazing. Sometimes when abroad, I get sensory overload and have to take a break.

Sharon said...

I remember this room. I'm pretty sure I took some pictures out those windows. Did you head over to the Bridge of Sighs from here?

Sharon said...

By the way, that's a really good accidental shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

oh nice Jack, loved Venice.. it's great fun not knowing where we'll find ourselves each day when clicking on NHinS :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think you mastered the inadvertent shutter technique in one of the museums that you introduced us to through your blog in the past.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Jack! The second one is breathtaking and amazing -- so glad you accidentally "bumped" into the shutter button!!

CaT said...

impressive!!
but i would not want it in my house! (actually, yesterday we were joking that maybe underneath our own ugly ceiling is a beautiful painting from some famous master.. but then we realized the apartment is not THAT old..)

VP said...

It is not to difficult to find almost deserted places even in Venice: the frantic day-trippers tend to flock in the same places at the same hours...
Yes, it happens quite often that the camera shoots almost by itself...

Malyss said...

Ooops!:o)
and then WOAW!

JM said...

Is that the arcade where Café Florian is located? What a gorgeous ceiling in the bottom shot! Glad your camera's shutter button is temperamental, Jack! :-)))

Halcyon said...

Ha ha! I've had a few of those inadvertent clicks too! Nice shots of a wonderful city. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful shots of a place I would truly love to visit.

RedPat said...

I've never seen anything like that bottom pic, Jack! Wow!!!

Kay said...

I think there's a setting on most digital cameras now, "A" for "Accidental." It looks like the man in the red shirt and baseball cap in the second shot may be checking to see if his "A" setting is working correctly, too.

William Kendall said...

Wow... particularly that second shot. Incredible.

Randy said...

You could probably spend hours looking at all the details in the room.

Dianne said...

Beautiful Venice ... So pleased your shutter accidentally activated.

Karl Demetz said...

These tourists, press inadvertently against the shutter button instead to BUY the postcards ;-)
That second shot is incredible, Jack.

Gunn said...

Nice images!
Sometimes we just have to take some chances with the camera.... so I understand this little "mistake"

Tash said...

The people look so un-tourist-like in the 1st photo. They are all so chic!
I remember the room in the 2nd! Went I was 16, I spent the summer back in Yugoslavia (mostly Pula), and my grandmother treated me to a few days in Venice (went with her, my aunt, and another woldly but older woman). As you can imagine, while I appreciated the experience, it was not an ideal travelling arrangement from a 16-yr-old's perspective. Anyway, back to the room ... since I spoke/understood English, my grandmother prodded me to tag behind an American tour group ... in this room I was approached by an midldle aged American man who asked me to stop tagging along... they all paid money for the guided tour. Intersting how people leave a longer impression than even all the splendor of a palace. (PS --- I didn't inherit my grandma's opportunistic nature.)