Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lagoon Part Two

Here we are visiting the Island of Torcello for lunch.

both quotes below are from Wikipedia

"Torcello is a sparsely populated[ island at the 
northern end of the Venetian Lagoon, in north-eastern Italy.
It is the oldest continuously populated region of Venice,
and once held the largest population of the Republic of

One of the most popular site is,

"The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di 
Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church. It is a notable 
example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most 
ancient religious edifices in the Venetto, and containing the 
earliest mosaics in the area of Venice."

We were blown away by how lovely the island was and 
the mosaic's in the church were amazing. We hoped to go 
back for a second visit but ran out of time.


We did climb the church tower, but most of my photos
were not great, it was still a bit foggy. Someone has found
a way to shorten the commute.

The boat driver took us to a family fish farm. This farm was not stocked 
with a single species like ours are, they open metal gates so the fry can 
enter and then close them and feed whatever enters.

Helen loved this small building that was built on an
old barge that was then floated in and sunk.

Hunters were busy building duck blinds.

"On the far shore
a white bird is standing
like a white candle —"

from At Great Pond
by Mary Oliver

The lagoon was very quiet and peaceful, we saw egrets, herons, 
cormorants, gulls, terns, a Kingfisher, swallows, and shorebirds,
but none of the sparrows and blackbirds we expected.

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