Venice

First trip in Italy. First holidays together. And a second New Year's Eve spent by the water — this time not quite as quiet.

My first encounter with the venitian lights. They are so warm in winter…

I remember this sentiment of peace as we walk, randomly, in the nearly empty streets.

December 31st 2016
Dorsoduro Venice

Everything looks so beautiful right now. We bump onto a cohort of tourists only at the end of our first afternoon — they have not disappeared after all.

The sunset strokes our eyes with a long and powerful pyrotechnic show. Although there is still a long wait to go before getting to see the new year's eve fireworks.

December 31st 2016
Dorsoduro Venice

🎉 Hello 2017! 🎉

A good and slow start for the new year.

I feel blessed again by the warmth of sunrises and sunsets. It gives an even deeper intensity to the turquoise colour of the canals.

January 1st 2017
Cannaregio Venice

A game of lights and mirrors.

We move to this neigbourhood tomorrow and I already love it.

January 1st 2017
Cannaregio Venice

No wonder why italian painters have been so good at capturing the colourful details of light.

January 1st 2017
Cannaregio Venice
January 2nd 2017
Venice

Finally one odd thing in such a quaint city.

January 2nd 2017
Venice

You would not fit more than a couple people in this tiny coffee place.

January 3rd 2017

One might want to hop onto nearby islands to discover different ambiances, and different landscapes.

On our list: Murano, Burano, Torcello and San Lazzaro.

The journey to Burano is the most beautiful one with its ample empty spaces. I would almost forget we are only a few kilometers from the mainland, on a thin layer of water.

January 4th 2017

My preference goes to Burano over Murano. For the colours. For being less busy.

January 4th 2017
Burano
January 4th 2017
Burano

Torcello is sitting on the horizon, seven minutes away by waterbus.

I loved the wilderness of the island and the disproportionate magnificence of its basilica and church. Rustic but well executed.

January 4th 2017
Burano
January 4th 2017
Burano
January 5th 2017
Venice

A maze which forks to a dead end: a pontoon over the water, blessed with a warm sunshine.

Utilitarian for the locals. An romantic escape from the moving crowd for others.

January 5th 2017
Venice
January 3rd 2017
Biennale Venice