Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Prisioners were marched across this bridge after sentincing
Venice, WOW! This city definatly tops Paris as the city of love. This place is absolutly beautiful! I want to come back when I'm older (with company, preferably male and married to me). The best part about the city is there are no cars. It's so nice and peaceful. The bridges and canals and gondolas, everything is so beautiful! We took a water taxi out to the islands of Venice
, saw St. Mark's Square but didn't go into the church, the queue was too long! We wondered around all day lost in the beauty of Venice. We window-shopped and saw the markets and marionettes and masks. We saw a glass blowing demonstration which was really neat and I bought the folks an anniversary gift (I'm the best daughter ever! Love you guys, happy belated anniversary).
We saw the Ponte di Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs). It was rather disappointed, I guess I just had expectations but the story is neat about the convicts crossing it on the way to the jail. Rachel and I took a break from wondering to have a glass of wine in the square surronded by scary birds (rats with wings). We went on a gondola ride with Julia, Lindsay, Nathan and Debs (who are the cutest couple ever). Our gondoler's name was Pampalona. When Rach asked him the name of his boat, "Her name is Rachel. I've been waiting my whole life for this day." We got off and went to have "Dennis in Venice" (Rachel ment to say Dinner in Venice). We went and ate yummy paninis at a little restaurant before going to meet the group at the clock tower to catch the water taxi back to the main land. -Kate