Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ABC Wednesday: Z is for...

Zattere

From A View on Cities: "The Zattere was built in 1519 and first used as a landing dock for the delivery of timber used to construct ships and buildings, which gave the quay the name Zattere, Italian for raft.
The timber gone, the Zattere today is a spacious promenade that runs along the entire southern shore of Venice's Dorsoduro District, from the Marittima and San Basilio all the way to the Punta della Dogana
."

My mother and I spent two nights in Venice in 2008...it was our first visit to Venice, to Italy, to Europe! We both fell under the spell of La Serenissima. We were there in March, when there were (relatively) few tourists. The mornings and evenings were misty and mysterious...strolling through the hushed calles, it really felt like we'd been cast way back to a distant time past. One afternoon we wandered around the Dorsoduro sestiere and came to the Zattere. The buildings glowed in the sun and we couldn't resist sitting on this bench by Ponte Longo and gaze across to the island of Giudecca. Here is Mom on the Zattere, basking in the wonder of being in Venice...



And that's all for Round 10!
Zip over to ABCW for the last word in Zzzzz...and an update on what Round 11 might bring!



7 comments:

Ann said...

You have totally described the way I felt when we were in Venice. There just is no place like it in the world.
Ann

Roger Owen Green said...

I MUST GO some day!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Trekcapri said...

Hi Anne, fabulous photo of your mom. She looks so content and relaxed. I think I would be too if I had the warmth in my face and a beautiful place like Venice to be soaking in.

A great choice for this week's letter. It was so much fun participating in ABC Wednesday with you and Annie.

Have a wonderful week.

photowannabe said...

Oh so nice, wish I could experience that too.

chubskulit said...

Oh Venice, I wonder when can I see it hehehe.

Zucchini
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PhenoMenon, ABCW team said...

Must zip zap zoom to Zattere some day !!

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Annie said...

Great minds! I did Zatteree too. Love the photo of your mom soaking up the sun and the fabulous views.

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