Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Tour of Venice

In between all of the festivities at the Venice carnival, Roscoe and I took our visiting friends on a tour of the sinking city. You should have seen the looks we got from the curious tourists!

Here we are in front of the church of Saint Mark's.

Just around the corner from the church is "The Bridge of Sighs". This bridge connects the prison to the Doge's Palace, where prisoners were tried for their crimes. According to legend, after being found guilty the prisoners would cross the bridge to return to their cells and sigh while taking one last look at the Venetian lagoon before being locked away in the damp prison.

Our last stop was at the famous Rialto bridge.

This bridge is packed with all kinds of shops,
from jewelery stores to tourist junk.

We didn't have time to shop, after snapping one last group photo
it was off the carnival!


Sassy Kat said...

Oh so much fun, so little time. I wish we were back in Venice. Hey, maybe we won't have to wait until next year for carnival. How about a visit just touring the city, ya two could be out guides, maybe go in the fall when it isn't too hot? Ya two are the greatest!!

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for theses fabulous pictures! We posted them at our blog too. So much fun!
We wouldn't mind coming to visit Venice without all the carnival stuff going on..... And then everybody can come to the Sonoran Desert, hahahahahahaha

Daisy said...

Those are some amazing photos!

Jan Price said...

Those are terrific shots. We just love them.

jans funny farm

Sassy Kat said...

Pickin up ya two early tomorrow so we can head over to Momo kittie's Valentine's Love Cruise. I bet we will have some fun. All are invited!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I should love to go to Venice... well perhaps next year!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. We can't wait to come back next year. ~Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

Sassy Kat said...

Valentine's Day is almost here! Will be over early, so much to do! I have the cruise clothes all packed and over to Momo's, will be a fun Love Cruise. All and invited!! Be sure to stop over to my place before ya go anywhere cause I have Valentine's gifts for all.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Thanks guys for the wonderful tour. 13 kitties and 4 doggies all in carnival gear, that has to be a sight to behold.

No wonder the tourists were staring. I heard a couple of them were staring so hard and they didn't see where they were going and fall into the canal!

Motor Home Cats said...

It looks like y'all had a great time during Carnival. Maybe one day, we can go there too.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dang nabbit farm boys! I seem to be missing all of the fun around here!!! First CCSI and now the carnival! But it looks like you had a pretty full boat! Great to see so many of you all having so much fun....I have a nice Valentine photo essay up and thought you might like to browse through it:)
Much love and tanti baci!
Miss Peach