"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Down the Grand Canal from Venice Wow Wow Wow

Leaving Venice on the Zuiderdam
I have to say that leaving Venice via the Grand Canal was one of the most thrilling moments of my life. I arrived on Venice a few years back around 4am and slept right through it. I was super sad I didn't wake up in time, but at that time of morning I can't imagine it would compare to what awaited me this time.

First of all, as reported in other blog posts, I just love Venice. Each time I go to Venice I love it more. It is just so interesting, seeped in history and who wouldn't love a city that is falling in to the sea so gracefully? The cruise down the Grand Canal lived up to every expectation I had.

Approaching St. Mark's Square is such a highlight. All the activity with boats scurrying here and there, everybody waving to us on the Zuiderdam was just a rush.

Going by all the landmarks and bridges and seeing all the people and the gondolas and other boats is just amazing.

Rounding the bend and ready to go out to the ocean, see you next time Venice! I highly recommend as well the itinerary I went on, Med Dream on the Holland America Zuiderdam.

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