Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Spring / Summer Is Here

A little commercial break from my Venice travel tales:

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http://lapruneblogueuse.blogspot.fr/2014/04/la-prune-teste-pour-toi-les-vetements.html
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Piazza San Marco

We stayed at the Bauer Hotel, just a few steps away from Piazza San Marco:

We climbed the famed bell tower.

Bird's eye view of Venice from the tower.

View of Piazza San Marco from the bell tower.
Fortunately, we missed the carnaval by a week, so there weren't many tourists … no queues to enter the Doge's Palace, no queues to enter the Basilica San Marco, no queues to climb the bell tower. We weren't too paranoid over losing our group of three small kids in a throng of people; and didn't have to be too attentive for pickpockets.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Murano

Since we were with three small kids (who were in Venice for the first time), we did the touristy Murano glass workshop day trip.


Father & son artisans.

Colored sand to make glass.

My 4 year old tries his hand at glass-blowing, and succeeds.

A small but beautiful church in Murano.


A waterway through Murano.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Escape To Venice

This was a "Now Or Never Mind" trip. It was supposed to happen last year, was postponed, then again planned for this year …. but my parents bailed.

When my sister announced she's going anyway, I dropped everything and joined the ride. It was worth it.

There used to be 10,000 gondolas in Venice.

They are made by hand, with 8 different types of wood.

François Pinnault (Gucci Group) bought this for €65 million.

The Grand Canal

The smaller canals are equally charming.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Le Monde À L'Envers

Had a very refreshing, inspiring, reviving trip to the MuCEM today and saw three exhibits, with lunch in between.

The first and most interesting was about the tradition of celebrating the carnaval in Europe and around the Mediterranean.















Monday, 24 March 2014

Les Nauticales

Spent Sunday in the village of La Ciotat for Les Nauticales 2014, at a trade show for boats and other sea/water/beach-related businesses:



Our lunch of fresh sardines, salad, an olive-mayonnaise sauce.

An activity for divers.
There were so many 'animations' or activities, exhibits and new ideas such as special shoes that make you feel barefoot onboard a boat. It was a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, walk for hours and take in fresh air.

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