Venice Photography

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 13, 2011

When I started the blog, I intended on posting photography from each stop along our Mediterranean honeymoon, however that fell to the wayside and I only got through a couple of cities. My goal is to get through all of them over the next few months and highlight the best memories from each place. We literally have thousands of honeymoon pictures sitting on our computers right now. Eric had recently purchased the DSLR camera in 2007 and the honeymoon (early-mid September 2008) marked the first time that we really got into photography. We spent the trip snapping pictures of everything that caught our eyes.

After two long flights (and some questionable spelling), we made it to our hotel about 16 hours later to gorgeous Venice. We were up for over 30 hours straight without sleeping and were so excited we decided not to go to sleep at all that day. It was a total adrenaline rush to finally be on our honeymoon together. Once the sun rose on the plane, it was as if our body clocks adjusted and we didn’t feel as tired as we should have.

Ok, maybe I was a bit tired.

We loved every second of Venice during the two days we were there. We weren’t sure what to expect because we had heard some negative things about it, but it completely blew us away. Luckily we didn’t have any problems with flooding or stinky water while we were there. The weather was a gorgeous 27C-28C and not a cloud in the sky. I really didn’t expect something this beautiful and as a romantic person, I absolutely adored this city. We walked it all both days from dawn to late nights and saw all the sights. It was a very romantic way to start off the honeymoon!

Our hotel was fun and authentic- only 12 rooms, quaint, and very ‘Venice’ feel to it. And the bed was a slab of concrete, but I was too excited to care!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

I LOVE Venice, I spent a day there a few years ago and I’ve also wanted to go back to spend more time there.

Thanks for sharing Angela! :)


Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 13, 2011 at 8:18 am

What beautiful photos! Italy is gorgeous– I went in middle school and have been wanting to go back ever since


Bee Goes Bananas August 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

Wow, stunning photos! I hope to go to Italy or Greece sometime soon!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

These are such gorgeous photos Ange! The architecture is amazing. I read the title of this post in my Reader and thought “wait, when did she announce that she was going to Venice!!??!” LOL! I’m going to Italy at Christmas time and I can’t wait to go somewhere in Europe other than the UK!


Aunt Jayne August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

The Pics are fabulous! Hope you have the time of your life :D
Aunt Jayne


kaila @ healthy helper! August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

Beautiful pictures Ange! I cannot wait to visit Europe one day!


Lindsey @ Why Just Eat August 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

Venice is on my list of places to see. Waiting until out daughter is a little bit older :)


Laura August 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

I was just in Venice two weeks ago. These fabulous photos brought me back there! I loved just walking the city too. I also agree that the hotel bed was a slab of concrete!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

Aw, we went to Venice last summer…makes me nostalgic!


Cait's Plate August 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

Just BEAUTIFUL. I’m dying to go to Venice. We went to France and it definitely filled me with a yen to travel. These pictures just did even more :)

PS – Love that picture of you on the plane. Haha. It’s so cute!


Meredith August 13, 2011 at 9:21 am

Gorgeous photos! I especially love the one of you on the dock with the sunset in the background! Funny to see ham, egg, and cheese all in one photo on your blog :).


Sabrina August 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

Thank you so much for posting these! I hope you went to Florence when you were here in Italy. I love the pic of the rose on the bridge, its so romantic… Im a closet romantic :D Sshhhh dont tell my husband. hahaha. I havent been to Venice yet (I live in Florence so im close to it) so Im living vicariously through your pictures.
ps In italian the letter “h” is silent so to italians a word like Philedalphia would be pronounced much much different, they have to spell phonetically or they all get confused :)


kristy @ kristyruns August 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

Gorgeous! We went to Italy this spring but didn’t get a chance to go to Venice. Bummer…it looks breath-taking! :)


sharon August 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

that looks like such a romantic, beautiful place! one of my dream destinations for sure!


Kristen, Sweetly August 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

Beautiful! I want to learn Italian just so I can travel there and feel a part of everything…

It’s so neat to relive old trips with a crazy amount of photos. I can’t wait to see the rest of your honeymoon journey. :-)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

Sigh…these pictures are beautiful! I want to go! haha :)


Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

Beautiful! I would love to go to Venice someday


Cynthia August 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

Those pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy next year for our anniversary. Venice is definitely on my list of places I have always wanted to visit. Can’t wait to see more of your pictures.


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

Such a beautiful place– I love love love traveling?

In a few years, I’ll have the option to study abroad, which I am BEYOND excited about.

Right now, I have my sights set on either France or Italy. I know you went to France semi-recently as well.

Did you like France or Italy better? Or were they too different to compare? :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Oh wow that is hard to compare. We’d both say Italy though. Absolutely fell in love with Italy…everything about it.


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Thanks for the wonderful advice!


Cupcake Kat August 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Venice is one of the places I want to go to. I’ve been to Italy but only the northern part (which is also gorgeous). You are just increasing the strength of my travel itch. I desperately want to travel some where soon!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

im increasing my own itch too! Hopefully someone scratches it for us? ;)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. I’m going back in just 2 months!!!

Side note about Venice – I my wallet was stolen on a water bus by a gypsy. Only me… too worried about looking cool to wear the special wallet necklace thing. *sigh*


Lorin August 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Those pictures look really pretty! I want to study abroad somewhere in Europe, preferably italy or a place known for their delicious food. :)


Danielle H August 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Love your post today! We spent some time in Venice during our honeymoon and absolutely loved it!!! Venice is one of my favorite cities!!!


Amber K August 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

What beautiful pictures! My husband and I will have to plan a big second honeymoon sometime. Something bigger than just driving the couple of hours to the beach we go to every year like we did the first time.


Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex August 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Awww how fun! And what great pictures :)


Molly @ RDexposed August 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I have not forgotten about the blendtec give away. I’ve already made the banan+date smoothie and have cherries a-freezing for the next smoothie. Love!


[email protected] August 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

aww yayayayayy! this is so cool! Italy seems beautiful and your photos make me wanna go there for my honeymoon :P


Alaina August 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

What gorgeous photos!! Italy is definitely a place I would love to visit!


Valentina August 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Nice pictures Angela, Venice is indeed beautiful! I think what you have on the screen there is the Italian spelling for Philadelphia…that’s how we say it ;) !


Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness August 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Beautiful… I am DYING to go to Venice. Italy’s on my list!


Pure2raw twins August 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

love Venice!! seeing these pictures make me miss it…. so beautiful there! I have to get back there one day!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I love your photos, Ange!

I only wish that I had gotten bitten by the photography bug earlier in life..I think back to everything from my wedding (that’s captured on a 24 exposure Kodak digital camera, Las Vegas special baby!) to my pregnancy, birth, Skylar’s early babyhood and childhood.

It wasn’t until I started blogging 2.5 yrs ago that I even *cared* about taking pics of things…and it wasnt until much MORE recently that I cared about taking *decent* pics of things :)

If only I could go back to all the trips, events, etc…

I love looking at your images…so beautiful! So happy you HAVE these, too!


laura August 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

when I went to venice it was hailing and snowing! hahah but still beautiful. I must go back in the summertime and ride a gondala


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Your photos are beautiful! I’m dying to go to Italy. The architecture looks amazing and of course I want to try all the authentic pizza and pasta. :D


Salina August 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Beautiful Pictures & Memories Ange!

I was just wondering how you and Eric went about planning your honeymoon? Did you just sit down and say “we want to go here here and here” or was there an actual tour that you booked?

It would have been so hard to choose! I love everything about Europe.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

The tours were much too expensive for our budget so we did everything on our own! To be honest it was a bit stressful b/c we planned everything at the last minute (we had a crazy year and I was defending my thesis in grad school a few weeks prior to the wedding) so I would not advise to leave it to the last minute! We literally planned our travels the night before…not ideal but what can you do! A lot of the tours seemed a bit boring anyways. haha


jodie August 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Beautiful Pics!

I thought I would share this with you today rather than on the blendtec post since you might not get to reading them all. I have a blendtec and if I am making smoothies with kale I always put it on the Whole Juice setting. That seems to do the trick nicely rather than smoothie setting.

Have a lovely day!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

oh great tip! Thanks I will try to remember to pass this along :)


Eat Hike Sleep Repeat August 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Venice looks lovely! I had my honeymoon in Tuscany. I loved Italy. Time to go back and see some more of it!


Moni'sMeals August 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

great trip, I remember seeing these before from you, right? I am so wanting to go, I almost went to Prague this month on a job but it turned out to fall through. Anyways I was going to fit in Venice.

You have such a talent with photograpgy and well, just about everything. :)


Mai August 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I was in Italy this past spring semester studying abroad, and we traveled to many cities, including Venice! I loved looking at these pictures . . makes me miss it though.


Jaclyn T August 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Lovely images! I want to go there!


Katrina August 14, 2011 at 2:40 am

Looks like a great trip! I liked Venice, but found it suuuuper smelly when I was there. I definitely got lost more than once too, but that’s the fun of it!


Living, Learning, Eating August 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

The best part of a wedding (aside from the marriage, of course) is definitely the honeymoon!

I love traveling, and am actually looking forward to my own plane ride this evening. I’m hoping for good movies!


Beach Bum Beauty August 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

Venice is somewhere I have always wanted to visit but all the neagtive things I have heard have put us off actually going. It’s reassuring to hear that they were unfounded for you and has re-sparked my interest. Photos are gorgeous xxx


Meg August 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

You should absolutely go and visit! I lived in Italy for six months and Venice is by far one of my favorite cities. I had an amazing time and you will be blow away by the beauty…you just have to be a little careful at night. But that goes for anywhere.


Karen August 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

Lovely lovely photos. Thank you.


WIERDGREENMAN August 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

Yay Venice photos!


Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitche August 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Beautiful photos! What a lovely honeymoon!


Heather August 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hey Angela! Just wanted to say I’ve been following your blog for a little while now, and I’ve really enjoyed some of the recipes you’ve created! Just discovered the VOO last night, SO GOOD. I live in Germany, and supermarkets are closed on Sunday, so I’m out of soy milk. But I have a coffee flavored soy milk in the fridge, so I’m experimenting and subbing the milk with that. I’m excited to see how it tastes!

Also, congratulations on your wedding and honeymoon!



Angela (Oh She Glows) August 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thank you Heather! Im glad that you are enjoying the recipes :) Im sure coffee flavoured soy milk would be delicious! Ive made a ‘mocha’ flavour before.


Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop August 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Beautiful pictures! I would love to go to Venice one day, it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!


Kiah August 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

This is such a fun idea! I remember my honeymoon…barely! It was such a whirlwind!! Going back through the pictures in more detail is a really fun idea :-)


Carissa August 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

Gorgeous photos! I’m in love with Italy and can’t wait to go back. We didn’t go to Venice last time, so hopefully I get there this time. I’m excited to see more pics from your honeymoon.


deisegirl August 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

Oooh I love Venice so much, I had prepared myself for all the downsides – the smell, the crowds, the annoying Gondoliers etc., but you can avoid so many of the irritating things quite easily, just a few steps away from the main tourist areas and you are down a deserted calle, and getting lost (even my map-expert other half found the place utterly bewildering). I have been twice and definitely hope to go again in the next year or so finances permitting …the first time we flew to Paris from Dublin, and got the sleeper train to Venice. It was wonderful to just wake up as the train was nearing Venice and you could see it on the horizon. Second time around we flew over which is definitely the cheaper option, but it was nice to do it the fancy way just that one time ;)


Lacey August 15, 2011 at 11:12 am

I loved Venice when I was there as a teenager. Some day I plan on going back with my husband. Just the other day I was trying to describe the romantic feel of the city to a co-worker and it rekindled my love of Italy.


Sonia (the Mexigarian) August 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

I went to Venice with my family. It is a beautiful city but soooo expensive. It wasn’t the favorite spot on our tour of the Mediterranean/Adriatic Coast, but I did love the architecture and the history. Hot as heck though. :)


Meg August 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I love all of your photos of Venice, it is one of my favorite city! I have been reading your blog for almost a year now and love everything you post about. I actually spent 6 months living in Italy and I am in the process of posting all of my travel photos to my newly created blog as well, it is a process but it is so great to look back and remember all the great memories :)


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