Recap of day 12: 3rd day in Venice, after a slight scare of an oncoming cold, one that I tackled with multiple paracetamol and lemsips ewww we set off on an epic boat journey to one of the nearby islands, Burano, to see how they make lace, now I can say I'm in love, that little scrap of land was sooooo pretty, straight out of a fairy tale, so colourful and well kept, just wonderful, loved it, lace however is a demanding process that needs patience, as in I could never do it, but the results are definitely stunning, so intricate and delicate, also we didn't invent the cold shoulder look, see 17th c pic, also the dresses, wow, back on mainland we were met by the most gigantic ship I've ever seen #titanicmuch how did it fit in the Grand Canal I will never know, off to a nice romantic meal in the eternal city and then the Doge's palace at night with hardly any tourists, one word: AMAZING! This is the most ostentatiously decorated palace I've seen so far, just putting on the Ritz just a few highlights #tiepolo#tizian#tintoretto#veronese and longest canvas in the world, power, power and more power! Secret agents and secret passages and secret books, straight out of a Dan Brown novel hehe awesome, walked the Bridge of sighs, have to say I was a bit creeped out, got to salivate over some seriously blingy jewellery from India, have spotted some diamonds and pearls for future anniversaries #diamondsandpearlsareagirlsbestfriend and then freezed my butt off on the boat ride back but I can honestly say I've stopped on every boat stop on the Grand Canal, not many people can add that to their CVs!
Recap of day 11: 2nd day in Venice, start off with a boat ride into town, first they said it was €40, then we said we're from the campsite and they said oh it's €15, awesome, got to 1st museum Ca Rezzonico, 18th c Venice, wonderful, and you should see the decorations, it's a palace, frescoes and wallpaper that cost more than the rest of my life, people didn't know what too much looked like, nothing was impossible, so much to see - a bit of #rosalbacarriera#tiepolo family and classic #canaletto I love the portraits done with pastels on paper, they look so real, off after on a shared gondola ride, yay, lucked out with the weather, as in we didn't get soaked by rain, just drizzled on, and it was everything, even with the spanish couple who tried to tip us over just to take a selfie hehe a bit of gondola traffic jam, but hey we're in Venice, back to the museum coz we didn't finish it before, then did some shopping, I'm allowed it's my honeymoon, and finished off the day with an evening stroll in town, oh so pretty!
The ballroom of Palazzo Labia, a baroque palace built around 1745 in Venice. It remains one of the great palazzi in Venice along the Grand Canal. This double height ballroom is called the Salone della Feste and is entirely frescoed by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo with romantic encounters depicting Marcus Antonius & Cleopatra. The trompe l'oeile elements are attributed to Gerolamo Mengozzi-Colonna. This ballroom is occasionally used for elite international summits and conferences, and this remarkable room, along with some of the state rooms, are open by appointment to the public. So get that appointment NOW! :) You won't be disappointed! #buzzonantiques#venice#tiepolo#interiors#interordesign#palace#palazzo#eyecandy#ballroom#baroque#grandcanal#venezia#fresco#trompeloeil#18thcentury