Wordless Wednesday: not so pretty

Huge ship cruises into lagoon, Venice

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10 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: not so pretty

  1. apollard February 24, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Far too big, far too many people in one hit flooding the poor tiny city, and not enough revenue for the locals to be worth the destruction…

    • twoblackdoggies February 24, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. I wonder how many tourist dollars go to the cruise company rather than being spent in Venice especially with cruise ships offering organised land tours.

      • apollard February 24, 2016 / 7:28 pm

        And packed lunches

    • twoblackdoggies February 26, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      It does spoil the view and even though we stood on a bridge watching it pass, I would rather watch the gondolas and the birds.

  2. darwinontherocks March 1, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    It would have been a wonderful shot without this big boat. Did you go on a gondola while in Venice ?

    • twoblackdoggies March 2, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      Thankfully I did manage to get some nice shots without the cruise ship 🙂 Yes, we went on a gondola and even though it is considered to be a very tourist thing to do, the different perspective you get is well worth it and I would love the opportunity to do it again in the quieter canals.

      • darwinontherocks March 2, 2016 / 7:17 pm

        We are going Venice in a few weeks but we are still unsure about the Gondola tour. Do you have a good tip for a good tour (not too overpriced ?)

      • twoblackdoggies March 3, 2016 / 4:13 pm

        We booked ours through Viator and did a combined afternoon walking tour and gondola ride. Cheaper but shorter, all up the walking tour and gondola ride was about 2-3 hours. The sun was setting as we started the gondola ride which made it hard for taking lots of photos, but very pretty and romantic.

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