Yes, tears of joy! For I'm really in Venice again.
And I'm on the vaporetto, proceeding down the Grand Canal.
During the first week in December, Venice is empty...and beautiful
Come with me along the Grand Canal, as palazzo dissolves into palazzo...
Gondolas appear, like flocks of birds!
Approaching my vaporetto stop, Accademia. Accademia Bridge is under plastic, having renovations.
Stepping off the vaporetto I stand before the Accademia Galleria!
Only one small bridge left to cross to reach my hotel.
My own canal
Walking to the hotel
And here it is - Accademia Pensione! Having stayed here in 1988 and in 2005, it feels like a homecoming.
Courtyard of the hotel
The view from my own window.
The lovely salon, right outside my room
Looking into the garden
Clock in the salon - by the door of my room
The salon, towards evening
I set out again, for dinner and a walk