venice part ii

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So. Venice.

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I would give up my iPhone for Venice.

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For these gorgeous canals, beautiful architecture, and drool-worthy cuisine.

Seriously, most amazing weekend ever.

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We first headed to the elusive St. Marco’s Square that we had tried to locate the night before. Turns out it was quite a bit farther than we’d thought–a water taxi ride away!

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We found the square absolutely swarming with people decked out in festive masks.

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Travel around Europe, and you’ll probably stumble on many a magnificent fountain

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But how many of them are flowing with wine?

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You could actually grab a cup of this red wine from a nearby stand!

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St. Marc’s Basilica

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And this adorable little nugget playing in the Carnevale confetti is quite possibly my favorite shot of the semester

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For someone who is slightly freaked out by masked costumes, Carnevale was a tiny test of my bravery

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Although it really wasn’t that bad in the daylight. But this guy coming around the corner at me at night? Eek

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The elaborateness of these people’s costumes was INSANE.

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Who is really inside of them?

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And do they really derive that much enjoyment from getting dressed up like this?

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I hope my tone doesn’t come across as judging…because I’m not. And obviously we had to join the masquerade, too. Here is a glimpse into the masking process…

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And here is my friend Christian’s exceptionally creepy mask.

Last part of Venice coming atcha in a few days with the quintessential Venetian experience–a gondola ride :)

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  1. Those are some crazy costumes! I especially like the photo of the girl with the confetti, it’s one of my favorites too!

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