Monday, September 12, 2016
The Venice Canals
This afternoon we went walking in the Venice canals historic district. There are only six canals left, and none of them are the original canals that Venice was named after - those canals were filled in when land became more valuable, believe it or not. In the 70's the canal district was run down, and the canals were full of garbage. Since then the canals have been refurbished and this area is one of the most coveted real estate locations around. The houses are just beautiful - both the original small bungalows, and the more sophisticated architecture that has replaced them. The whole place is an amazing collection of architectural styles. The gardens at so many of the homes are also amazing as well, with many plants we didn't recognize at all - a wonderful lesson in horticulture.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:57 PM