Monday, June 30, 2008

September 12 2007 - Venice (I)

Yay! Today we will be going to Venice @ Venezia..

Venice is famous for the 2003 movie The Italian Job Marco Polo.. it is actually an island, not on mainland Italy.. to get there, we need to take a ferry to go over..

All geared up inside the ferry

We have an extra tour guide for Venice, because Paul is not so familiar with Venice..

This is our extra tour guide for Venice

Poor thing, I don't think any of us listen to his explanations throughout the trip..

And this is the ferry driver =)

Let's give u some photos of the buildings Peggy/How Chen and Bing took with their cameras throughout the ferry ride to Venice island.. there's too many buildings, so I'm not going to google for each of their names..

Erm, the last picture is not a Venetian fixture, just to show u that there are large passenger ships that docks at Venice island..

Once we reached the island, we were greeted by this statue,

Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni

Bartolomeo Colleoni was a Venetian general during the medieval ages Europe..

Souvenir stalls selling Venetian masks

Venetian masks are very important in Venetian tradition, and they are worn during the Carnevale @ Carnival of Venice..

If u wanna come to Venice, there is no point to plan a date to avoid the crowds because, 365 days a year,

Venice looks like this!

Now, let's show u some scenes from The Italian Job..

#Scene 1 - Stella: "Does it have a receipt?"; John (father): "I'm sending it to you from the store."

This is where to store is located

#Scene 2 - John: "See those columns behind u? That's where they used to string up thieves who felt fine."

The 2 poles, that's the columns

Btw, if u haven't already know, fine stands for Freaked-out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional :D

Ok, now let's show u a few of Venice's attractions for ladies..

Nice? Now a few of Venice attractions for the general public..

Ponte dei Sospiri @ Bridge of Sighs

Basilica di San Marco a Venezia @ St Mark's Basilica of Venice

This is the most famous cathedral in Venice. And this ultra famous Basilica di San Marco is located just beside the equally famous Piazza San Marco @ St Mark's Square..

Not sure who St Mark is, too lazy to find out about him..

In the piazza, u can find something else that is substantially more in numbers than tourists..


When there's pigeons, there's always grains vendors hanging around nearby trying to sell u grains, for u to feed the pigeons..

When I said feed the pigeons, I don't mean sprinkling the grains to the floor and have the pigeons flock over the food..

I mean feeding like this

And like this

Ei? Never seen this girl featured in my blog before.. this girl is.. Suet Juen.. don't know I spelt her name correctly or not.. anyway, she is our tour mate, on the same coach as us :)

Feeding the pigeons while taking photos is actually quite easy, but if can be a daunting task if u are faint hearted..

See this picture?

Taking this picture for the 2 of them took us like.. 10 minutes... the reason? Just watch the video..

The longer u struggle @ the more pigeons u have on your hands,

The more likely this will happen!

Vicious pigeons, they will stop at nothing for food..

Anyway, this is the 1st half of Venice. Don't worry, I haven't show u the most important thing to do in Venice, will do it in my next post...


Kim said...

Awwwww!!! tats pain!!!! I'll never feed pigeons in future..

RealGunners said...

no la, not pain 1 la, where got pain jek XD