Venice has 'captured' the heart, mind and imagination of so many writers, poets, artists and historians. Venice is one of my favourite subjects in art, literature and history, and I am always eager to learn more and look more at this unique and special place. This Venice blog is my way of collecting the wealth of images, poems, prose and impressions of Venice.

Sunday 29 May 2016

Yep, it's been a long time...

Hello world!

Motoring past the 15th century Palazzo Molin Erizzo on the Grand Canal.  Photo (c) Capturing Venice 2016

It's been a really long time since I've felt like writing...But here I am again. 

I've dusted myself off. 

I've got those sticky cobwebs out of my head. 

I've even dropped into Venice for a week-long trip that went way too fast.

And now I can feel that my heart is beating again.

I have so many new photos and discoveries to share with you. 

Let's start with this one: captured on the Alilaguna boat as it motored from Marco Polo airport down the Grand Canal as dusk fell over my beloved city. 

I managed to take the long road when I booked my trip, so it had taken me about 40 hours to get from Sydney to Venice. I was tired and crumpled. But - oh the joy of landing in Venice. 

I love how the Alilaguna speeds up as it exits the airport and the freshness of the lagoon air and wind after many hours on an airplane.  I love that thump of the motoscafo on the waves. I love putting my head up to the window and feeling the spray on my face. And then that stately journey down the Grand Canal toward San Marco...

Just looking at this photo has my feet wanting to run back to Venice.  

A big thank you to all of you, my dear readers for staying the course with me. It's good to be back. It's good to see you again ❤️. 


  1. Lovely to have you back ... I was wondering !!! Looking forward to all those photos and storiesūüėć xx

    1. Hi Lesley
      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. It had been so long since I last posted, I almost wondered if it was worth continuing. I really appreciate your interest. All the best, Karen/ Capturing Venice :)

  2. Welcome back. Yeah! when back in Venice, the soul awakens. Looking forward to your stories and posts.

    1. Hi Jon - thank you so much for dropping by and for your support :) As I mentioned above to Lesley, I almost wondered if I should just shut down the blog because it had been so long. So thanks for the injection of enthusiasm which I greatly appreciate. All the best, Karen/ Capturing Venice :)