Friday, May 11, 2012

Animals in Venice!


I love Venice, Italy! It's a beautiful, historic, mysterious place. 

Today, I thought I'd share my latest illustration of animals in Venice. 
I think my next story idea will involve a dog gondolier, a day in the life...


My last visit was in spring of 2006 (too long ago)



Here are some of the actual animals I've met in Venice... 


the Glamorous


Contented


Wise


Friendly



Animals that shared snacks with my mom & me :)


He needs a drink!





Animals in Galleries



at Home


at Magazine Stands (possible tourist?)


Precious




Peaceful


The beautiful  Basilica di San Marco 
in St Mark's Square where people and pigeons flock together.



Funny


Relaxed


Elderly and oh so huggable!


The stunning Doge's Palace  



Curious



I was happy to catch this shot of a gondolier taking a nap in the sun.


*Burano


Great dog, great fangs :)


Guard dog


this turtle, bit more sprightly


than this one



My ride in a gondola


Hotel Excelsior on Lido, Venice is absolutely spectacular! 
(and fair deals on rooms off season)


My mom at her best, enjoying life! It's hard not to in Italy :)

Happy Mother's Day Mom
I've had the most wonderful experiences with and because of you!
I hope we have the chance to travel together many more times!!
You are the best.


Hope everyone has a lovely Mother's Day weekend!

xo, A

2 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, I love all of your photos and your artwork is fantastic! I love the idea of a dog gondolier. I really think Venice has some of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - yes, please visit Torcello and meet the cats there! Annie

Allyn Howard said...

Thanks Annie! I really want to go back soon, now that I've been looking through photos. Would love to see more of Torcello and meet the kitties :x)

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