It´s been a long time since I have been in Venice. When friends asked me about the city I was always very thrilled to tell them about all the small and charming streets and canals. So, since I had a couple of days to travel through Europe, I took the chance and booked a flight to Venice. In some cases our childhood memories are false and so I was a little worried to destroy my memories when the airplane left Hamburg towards Venice.
Even though Venice Film Festival took place, I was lucky to get an appartment in the middle of the city, near the St. Mark’s Square, so that I could take the water taxi to Rialto station. On my way to the hotel I ran over bridges and walked down small streets with hundreds of tourists around me.
After reaching the hotel I took a shower and left the hotel as soon as possible, because I was eager to explore the city- something I usually would have only done in Rio de Janeiro. In spite of the fact that I told myself not to eat all of the delicious Italian food, it took me only 5 minutes to get my first italian ice cream when I was looking for the way back to Rialto Bridge. Unfortunately the bridge was not quite spectacular, because it´s under construction, that is why I was not able to get a nice view from the bridge up to the Grand Canal.
When I was on the famous Rialto bridge, surrounded by hundreds of tourists, I saw a small jetty , approximately 400 meters away. I immediately decided to leave the tourist magnet to find my way to this well hidden spot.
I chose a street that goes parallel to the Grand Canal and found a small alley. I followed this street and passed three corners until I reached a small piazza with the small base I was looking for just around the corner. No other tourist was there when I arrived, so that I greatly enioyed the view up to the Rialto Bridge all by myself.
Of course I had to take the chance and did an outfit shooting with beatiful view tot he Rialto bridge. The combination of dip dye shirt and 7/8 trousers are perfect for the mediterranean weather in Venice. Even though I already had other plans for the sunset, I just couldn’t stop enjoying the beautiful view and decided to stay there. As I sat on the jetty with a delicious fruity cocktail in my hands, I found myself smiling and realized, that the city hasn´t changed at all from what I remembered when I was a child.
pictures by Victoria Martens