Just One Person From Around the World: Venice, Italy

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!

I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda.  Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus on one person a week to bring us together, to celebrate ordinary folks.

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Today, we are in Venice, Italy! Water, water everywhere! First, the big canal look……….

Venice, Italy

The gondolas are moored in the early morning hours!

Venice, italy

But, soon they are full of tourists and neighbors making they way through the canals! There can be traffic jams!

Rush Hour in Venice, Italy

It is quieter on the inner canals!

It’s Quiet On the Inner Canals

Up close and personal in the gondola!

Up Close and Personal on the Gondola!

On the inner, inner canals, it still looks too early for a gondola ride!

The Gondolas Are Still at Rest

But. what do we see here?  The gondolas and small boats are delivering produce to the restaurants and shops……..and the market!

Gondolas at Work, Venice, Italy

This is the way out to the gondola from our hotel…….The door is a half-door and you must bend down, sit on the ledge and then jump into the gondola! Not easy for us old folks, but quite the adventure!

The Little Window, Venice, Italy

From other doors and I can say they look much larger……… the bigger boats pick up the dirty laundry and the garbage! So these are my men for today! Just keepin’ on workin!’

My Men, Venice, Italy

Just One Person

I know some of the restrictions are less severe in some parts of the world now, and some are not…….so let’s keep on remembering, what we can do to keep us all sane! Life goes on!

I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! Won’t you join in? To see how all this started look at Just One Person From Around the World!

Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one! The stories along with the photos are priceless!

The GREEN BOOK……..GirlInNiagra

The Lisbon Link…………WordsVisual

The Amber Man………Geriatrixfotogalleries

The Washer……….TravelWithMe

It’s Theodore’s BIG Birthday! ……….BeautifulPhotographs

Pull up a Seat, Why Don’t You! Ceenphotography

34 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Backstage Venice! So beautiful in the morning light 🙂 🙂 Love your window on the world!


    1. I can’t imagine fishing for a living! Talk about hard work and never ending and even then not making enough money to live! Fishermen and fisherwomen are at the mercy of the rule makers and policy changers now! AND foreign countries! Cady


      1. tgeriatrix says:

        I can’t neither, But I guess it is different when you live somewhere like this.


  2. Sue says:

    Oh, what marvellous scenes from Venice! Backstreets and behind the scenes well capture https://suejudd.com/2021/04/21/just-one-person-from-around-the-world-2/


    1. He does look like he could be doing a cooking show, doesn’t he? Very nice surroundings indeed! Thanks for joining in again this week! Cady

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sue says:

        You are most welcome, Cady,!


  3. Beautiful Venice! Cady, that half door looks more like a window!
    Except for that one ‘rush hour’ photo’, you’ve managed to capture a calm Venice in the early morning … lovely!

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    1. It might as well have been one! In the previous days, I had done the scissors thing trying to get out of a gondola! One foot on the dock and one still in the gondola, when the gondolier shoved away from the dock thinking I was out! Two gondola men on the dock saved me from going in the water! Scared the p— out of me! And then, when I saw that teeny door behind the hotel counter, I just about died! The woman behind me in line at the hotel, who also needed to get into the gondola, was in her eighties! I put on a brave face and hoped the gondola man didn’t jerk that gondola around! What an experience! Cady

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      1. Goodness me 😅! I had such a laugh now at your description (you are a wonderful story teller … I could almost see the whole thing playing out in front of me!)
        You certainly needs to be a brave woman to survive a gondola ride in Venice!


  4. Toonsarah says:

    Watching the activity on the back-canals of Venice really shows yo the other side of the city, away from the tourists. It’s so unique 🙂

    I’m taking you to Guatemala this week: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/traditional-textiles-in-san-antonio-palopo/

    Also, my contribution from last week isn’t on your list above, although I know you saw it as you left such a lovely enthusiastic comment: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/a-dhobi-wallah-in-fort-cochi-kerala/


    1. Sarah it’s on there I just changed the name of your blog to Travel With Content! Where Did I Get That! I corrected it now, but the good news is the link was good! I must be getting OLD! ER! PS That city in Bulgaria is Nessebur…..we are not stopping in Bulgaria twice, as I thought, but twice in Romania! Have you been to Nessebur? Cady


    2. Do they weave the cloth? That must be how they mostly make their livings……..I really like the blue and perhaps they do the blue to set them apart from the other villages, no competition then. I’m a little surprised they were so aggressive! Cady


  5. Lovely place.
    Always Dream of this city.
    Thank you for lovely photos

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  6. dennyho says:

    Venice is a unique city, your morning views make me want to visit again. Thanks for this trip through her canals.

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  7. You’ve captured some beautiful scenes Cady. And yes, there is also the practical side of laundry, garbage, and deliveries.

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  8. Marsha says:

    Hi Cady, Your pictures of Venice brought back wonderful memories for me. I was there in the 1980s and it doesn’t look much different now than it did then. What a fun place! I am linking this post to my interview that comes out tomorrow of Sarah Wilkies because she mentions your challenge. I’m glad she did. This is a new one for me. 🙂

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    1. Thank You! Is her interview going to be a blog post? Cady


  9. margaret21 says:

    Lovely shots as ever, Cady. Here’s my One Person for this week and a well known person too, if you’re a Brit. https://margaret21.com/2021/04/23/walking-on-the-radio-revisited/

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    1. Margaret, Isn’t this just the best! I know nothing of Clare or the program, but I will try to find the podcast! This is ALL my cup of tea! Thanks for sharing it with us you lucky girl! Cady

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      1. margaret21 says:

        Yes, such a happy experience – thanks!


  10. Lovely. I like the smaller canals. It’ll be a while before one can see them again though.

    Here are a few photos of vendors at Naini Tal

    Food by Naini’s Tal


    1. Oh dear! What a nice place to get away to and all the food looks YUMMY! But, now more COVID in India! What is going on! Stay safe and masked! Cady

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      1. Thanks. I think we are safe for now


  11. Susanne says:

    Oh, Venice! It’s been so long since I was there. The last time was in April 2016, and I was there alone, after a long period of stress at work, I went there only to relax my brain and to take photos. I had such good memories related with that trip. Thanks for bringing me back for a moment!


    1. I really enjoyed Venice too, even though it was very crowded! I would get up very early before the crowds and take my photos and then scurry around until after the big ships left port (with the majority of tourists) and then go at my photo taking again! There really isn’t anything else quite like it though! Just magical! Cady


  12. maristravels says:

    Not sure where to put this link, but here’s my Just One Person From Around the World: Hellfire Pass, Thailand

    Liverpool FC Fan No. 1


    1. It just goes to show how sports play a big part in our lives…..an escape from the everyday mundane perhaps? Loved this post and meeting Khun Lek! What dedication! Cady


    1. Wow, I would listen just as intently as those children! Thanks Trix for joining in again this week! Cady


  13. maristravels says:

    Another Just one Person …. this time a glove-maker in Madrid.https://travels-with-my-camera.blog/2021/05/03/just-one-person-in-madrid/


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