* Ray LaMontagne
* Iron and Wine
* Owl City
* Passion Pit
* Pete Yorn
* John Mayer Trio (only the live stuff)
* Damien Rice
We arrived in Venice and stepped out into the most incredible, warm blue sky scene. The water wasn't near as dirty as I was expecting (expectations = bad!). And there weren't too many people. Not like Rome.
We dropped our stuff at the hotel. Conveniently close to the train station. We walked to the Rialto Bridge. At least, we tried to. I am 100% sure that everyone gets lost in Venice. It's impossible not to, and it's great when it happens. We ended up eating at a little cafe with all old Italian people. We finally got to Rialto, got gelato for the 19th and 20th times and got lost again on the way back to our hotel. Once we finally found our way, we kept going.
We walked through the Jewish Ghetto and found a very soft cat by an all boy's school on the waterfront. We fed and pet the cat as we listened to the boy's choir from underneath one of the windows. We took pictures of the magnificent sunset and finally headed back to Hotel Santa Lucia for the night.
All the rain and cold of the trip would have been worth the past two days alone. Glad there's more on the way. And I'm happy to note: Must remember sunblock tomorrow.
the view north from the Rialto, blocked by a dude
jo's turn on the Rialto, right after gelato probably
two houses james bond didn't sink
this is why everyone gets lost. this is a street. not an alley.
another cool view
walked away from the crowds and found this all boy's school where a beautiful choir was singing