Italy

Oh Romeo..Oh Romeo! Venice, Italy

I’m always impressed by how pretty balconies, windows and doors are in Venice. They sure make a statement. I could probably spend the whole day doing nothing but photographing windows, doors and balconies around Venice and Burano.

I did a video not long ago using Venice as a backdrop to a song by Michael Buble called “Home”. Those brave enough to click on the” link” below, can have a taste of me singing around Venice. Let me know if you would like me to post others I have done, or stick to photography, or both. You won’t hurt my feelings.

http://www.morganzo.com/Videos/Home/10129722_kSK5Wh#!i=755213640&k=5XcHQmG

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Balconies in VeniceDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Balconies in Venice
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Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy

I was taking my chances of ending up in the “drink” in Burano with this photo. You can see by the photo, that I leaned way to far over the water, to get the boat as much in the photo as I could. Any farther and I was in the canal. It’s kind of crazy when I look back, expensive camera and all, would never survive the splash. No one ever said photographers weren’t a little crazy. But, I got the shot!

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Yellow Boat in Burano, ItalyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy
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Vino Delle, Cinque Terre, Italy

Picture perfect shops like this ones exist everywhere in the cliff towns around Cinque Terre, Italy. This one was uptown in Manarola, one of the 5 cliff towns along the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the Northwest region of Italy. We’ve spent alot of time in Italy over the years, and Cinque Terre sits high on the list as one of our favorite places to visit. I’m sure if you visit, it will be on the top of your list. Put it on your bucket list and check this one off. Take your hiking shoes, because it is one of the most scenic hikes you will ever take.

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Vino Delle in Cinque Terre, ItalyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Vino Delle in Cinque Terre, Italy
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Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy

Just a short boat ride from Venice is a small colorful island community of Burano. Famous for lace, it offers the traveler a rainbow of colors to enjoy, as each home is painted in individually, distinctive colors. Each time we visit Venice, we make plans to stop over in Burano for some serious photography. Venice is great, but quaint Burano has a personality all it’s own. Walk the canal streets, relax at an outside restaurant, take in the locals, admire the rows of homes and gift shops across the island.. and don’t forget your camera.

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Yellow Boat in Burano, ItalyDave Morgan, Creative Commons

Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy
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Cobblestone Streets of Trevignano Romano, Italy

We flew into Rome early in the morning, in fact arrived on my birthday. I knew from past trips to Europe, the first day is a throw-away because, you have to get some sleep to function. I wanted to make it to Lake Bracciano north of Rome, and spend the day on a rare inland lake in Italy, on my birthday. First trick was getting there, without falling asleep at the wheel. We got there in the afternoon, found a hotel lakeside and crashed for a few hours. We found our way later that evening to Trevignano Romano for dinner, and then wandered the back cobblestone streets into the evening. As usual with our traveling style, we wing it and usually find some interesting places, off the beaten tourist routes.

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Trevignano Romano, ItalyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Trevignano Romano, Italy
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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

I thought I would take advantage of the wild flowers growing out of the cliffs in Riomaggiore, as the storm clouds grew above the town. It ‘s quite impressive how the “cliff towns” of Cinque Terre” are carved out of the sides of the mountain that ends in the Ligurian Sea. All the homes and businesses are painted in different pastel colors. A very magical place that has enjoyed tourist for hundreds of years. For photographers and artist, it’s a unique and special wonderland.

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Wild Flowers,Riomaggiore,ItalyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Wild Flowers,Riomaggiore,Italy
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Bustling City on Water- Venice, Italy

As anyone who has followed my blog knows, Venice is my favorite city. It has a long history for me, being that I lived close by for a few years in my life. With every return, it’s fun to rediscover. I met my wife outside of Venice and we had the opportunity to go on dates along the canals, enjoy the restaurants, meander through the narrow passageways, go shopping and otherwise get lost in it’s rich history. As I have learned, one never grows tired of Venice, if you reach out with your eyes, ears and thoughts and feel it’s pressence all around you.

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Bustling City on Water-VeniceDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Bustling City on Water-Venice
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Grand Canal of Venice, Italy

I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of visiting Venice. It has a history for me, for close by is where I met my wife. Venice became I place where we spent our days walking and talking and looking toward the future and all the great things we were going to do. In those days, it was like going to the mall; shopping, eating, and cruising on the canal. Well, I guess you can’t do that at a mall, so that makes Venice a step up from the mall. Like most places, pictures are great, but you have to experience it, up-close, in person, to really catch the magnitude of just about any place.

We just returned from “The Romantic Road”, in Germany where we spent a week touring castles, medieval towns, magical countrysides, the alps, and snow and autumn blending into a picture-perfect backdrop to a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I’ll be bringing you more photos in the weeks and months to come.

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Grand Canal of Venice

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Cobblestone Pathways in Siena, Italy

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On our many trips to Italy, this was our 1st trip up through Tuscany. As always we look for the backroads, that sometimes turns into dirt roads, that leads to dead ends. It’s always fun getting lost. We carry a “TomTom” to help us get back on track. In Siena, it’s easy to get lost in the back alleyways, especially at night when one gets engulfed in taking pictures. I love long exposures and in this case multiple exposures to create HDR images.

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Cobblestone Pathways of Siena
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Tavernetta Ai Cesendeli-Burano, Italy

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One of my favorite places in Italy is near Venice. Burano a small island with a character uniquely it’s own, is worth a visit when you’re in Venice. A short boat ride brings you to this quaint colorful town with canals, restaurants, lace and gift shops. Every home and business is painted a different color of the rainbow. For a photographer, the camera never stops clicking. I’ve been here many times and always looking forward to the next possible visit.

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Burano Italy-Every Color in the Rainbow
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