Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jina's Venice Videos: Come with me on a walking tour of Venice

Did you know there’s a bar/ristorante in Venice named “Bacaro?”

Since my last name is “Bacarr” I couldn’t resist checking it out. Come with me as I take you inside not one but two restaurants named Bacaro and show you around.


Then it’s off to the Promenade near the Piazza San Marco and wait until you see the wonderful flow of people, tourists and Venetians alike, enjoying this summer day.

And the flowers in the marketplace...


And these gorgeous red carnations in front of this restaurant on the Venice Promenade.

And the souvenirs! I bought T-shirts, fans, masks and an umbrella imprinted with Italian landmarks (I live in sunny SoCal, but it does rain once in awhile).

Here are my favorite scarves that I found displayed in souvenir stalls in Venice.

What I call Michaelangelo's "dueling" Davids. Which is your favorite?

DAVID # 1:




or DAVID # 2:



You'll also see street performers. These are characters dressed up in beautiful costumes who “strike a pose” on Venice streets and remain that way for a period of time. Since medieval times, the Piazza has been the place for jugglers and street hawkers selling beads, lace and glassware. And dreams.


Come to Venice and you’ll see why it’s called a place of enchantment.




Next week: July 28st:

The RWA Conference begins! Relive my first conference with me with a video I made in Atlanta 2006

Coming up in two weeks on August 4th on my next Venice Video: Venice Designer Boutiques

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7 comments:

Wynter Daniels said...

I love all the Venice pics! It's one of the most unique places in the world. What a great place to set a story! Hmm...

Michelle Polaris said...

Thank you so much for taking us on this Venice tour, Jina. It's been such a treat!

Jina Bacarr said...

Glad you're enjoying the Venice pics, Wynter! Re: story--romance, history, intrigue, what more could you ask for?

Jina Bacarr said...

There's more to come, Michelle, re: Venice!

I spent an afternoon checking out all the designer boutiques in Venice. Wait until you see what I found! Coming up on August 4th...

Dalton Diaz said...

let's stick with the original, #1. LOL!

Jina Bacarr said...

Good choice, Dalton! Thank you for commenting. I must admit I wondered what the reaction would be here in the US if these scarves went on sale at Wal-Mart...

Katie Reus said...

Love the pics! Thank you for sharing :) Hmm, I think it would be very interesting if they went on sale here in the US, lol.