The statue in the pool behind them is also a mystery as is the building. It is nowhere to be found in Rome or in Venice, our next stop on the tour. If any of you lucky world travelers recognize it, please enlighten me!
I wonder if the gondoliers sang romantic songs to their passengers in those days. If they did, I think it would probably be a popular aria from their favorite opera.
We make our way to St. Mark's Square and several points of interest.
The Doge's Palace is Venice's most famous and recognizable building. Although I didn't recognize it and had to look it up. On the website, it appears the canal has disappeared, or are we looking at the palace from the other side? In the other photo is St. Mark's Campanile, the famous bell tower of San Marco.
On the other side of the piazza is the Gothic masterpiece, the Basilica of San Marco.
It appears to have been a windy day and the pigeons outnumbered the tourists, which leads to the next photo of the ladies feeding said pigeons. Apparently, the government of Venice has now outlawed that tradition.
And it seems they got their pictures a little out of sync. On their gondola ride they snapped a photo of the Rialto Bridge
The Bridge of Sighs
The name is an invention of Romantic literature; legend says that from this bridge one could hear the sighs of the condemned as they were being led to prison.
One can almost hear the sighs of the mystery ladies as they come to the end of their days in Venice.
The ladies leave you with a mystery picture, the large estate on the left and the very nice closeup of Mother and Grandmother seaside. Between the two chairs on the building in the distance is a sign hanging askew. The three visible letters are LGA. I would love to know what the rest of that sign says.
Tomorrow we head north again, way north.