On a Sea of Dreams

Hello, my friends – we’re back from a magical adventure: nine days in glorious Venezia and a quick visit to our dear old London.

Venice first captivated me during a cold, brief, middle-of-the-night visit one March many years ago. In a way, that misty, surreal stroll through eerily quiet streets was a fitting introduction to this most hauntingly unique city.

Following that night, I wrote a story about the ghosts I’d imagined accompanying me through the empty streets – the adventurers, explorers, writers, painters and scores of others – the brilliant, the famous, the infamous – who’d lived in and been inspired by the outrageous beauty that is Venice. La Serenissima always beckoned me back to fulfill a long-held dream. And after all these years, I now have the images to join with the words.

As expected, we have many photos to share. Here, a few of my initial favorites:
  I hope you have been well. Thank you so much for all your visits and comments. They are more than appreciated and I’ll be catching up over the next few days. Ciao! xo – g

59 comments


  • You never disappoint with your stellar images, G. These photos look like they're from a dream. Welcome home ~

    May 5, 2012
  • O Georgianna! Venice has been on my list to go to for ages!!! When we went on holiday to Slovenia last year, I was so close, I so wanted to just quickly hop over but… not my husband… The Alps were a bit in the way too I have to admit, we would have to go around them one way or the other(no way through or over. But me, I'm always the overenthousiastic adventurous type while my husband is so very down to earth, he puts me right back with both feet on the ground when it comes to matters like that.
    For now, I'll enjoy your gorgeous pictures over and over again. Thanks for sharing! Your pictures are so divine again, as always.
    Bye,
    Marian

    May 5, 2012
  • Oh! I cannot wait to read your tales of adventure!…..love Venice! and well, London feels like home in many ways….smiles

    May 5, 2012
  • These photos are so dreamy!! I dare to say that are one of the best that I've seen from Venice <33
    Can't wait to see the ones from the dear old London <33

    May 5, 2012
  • Beautiful pictures and I hope your trip was very successful. We are still on the road (just now in Antwerpen, don't like), tomorrow we go to Brussels and then to Barcelona. Here is so cold and wet that we really need some warmness so we decided to leave from Belgium. Keukenhof was amazing.

    May 5, 2012
  • oh, how I miss Italy!! these pictures are fabulous… ♥

    May 5, 2012
  • Oh WOW,what a wonderful post Georgianna !
    I knew it you were going to Venice ! When I saw the mask on one of your photo on your previous post, I was sure you were travelling to Venice ! Your photos are superb and what wonderful memories you must have of this trip !
    Yay ! Now we'll have some Venice prints we can buy !

    May 5, 2012
  • Dear Georgianna, I love Venice and you have captured it like no one else…dreamlike and beautiful. Thank you for bringing back so many lovely memories. ox, Gina

    May 5, 2012
  • Gorgeous — Venice is an amazing place and you've captured its magic in your photographs dear G! xoxo

    May 5, 2012
  • OH!!!!!! I am stuck in Texas in May (actually the weather is nice not so bad)….. Seems everyone is abroad…….Beautiful pictures of Venice…………I'm going out right now and gettin me one of those Gondolas, (with the Gondolier) Maryanne xo

    May 5, 2012
  • Glad to see you back. The photos are amazing. How did the new Lensbaby lens work out. I think I see them in use in this post. Can't wait to see more. Just finished up a course on the Lensbaby and found it not to be as easy to use to create a keeper of a photo. Valerie

    May 5, 2012
  • you enjoyed a lot! these photos are full of inspiration!!!

    May 5, 2012
  • Beautiful! the bridge is magic! I've never been to Venice so nice to take a virtual visit through your photos.

    Sharon

    May 5, 2012
  • What a wonderful time you must of had. Your images as tell so much of as story and I loved what you shared. Wonderful . Welcome back.

    May 5, 2012
  • Oh, how wonderful! I can't wait to see more. D and I will be visiting Venice in November and I am so excited about (a) going back there and (b) going there with D! :)

    May 5, 2012
  • I went to Venice 6 years ago and wish every year that I could return. It is a beautiful, magical place. You captured its spirit so nicely in this collection. :)

    May 5, 2012
  • oh yummy are these photos….wow !!!

    May 5, 2012
  • Your pictures are a banquet for the eyes! The colors, designs, and textures are just breathtaking. So romantic and full of passion! Can't wait to see all of your collection!!!

    May 5, 2012
  • Sigh, I want to go back so badly!! A photo op around every corner:) Just lovely!

    May 5, 2012
  • Hi G ~ I've missed your posts! Venice looks so beautiful! I've never been, but my Mom and Dad have and they loved it! Must go before I get too old or it sinks…one or the other! LOL! Your images are beautiful! By the way, any news to report on your photography class idea? ~Stacy~ xo

    May 5, 2012
  • Hello again, glad to see you back! I am looking forward to seeing more of your photos, it looks like you have had a wonderful trip! I have never been to Venice but am looking forward to visiting vicariously through your pictures!!

    May 5, 2012
  • Happy to hear that you've had a wonderful trip G! :) Those pictures are amazing, you have truly captured the special atmosphere in Venice. I so much look forward to more pictures coming. :) Have a lovely weekend! xo

    Ps. Did you have time to photograph in London too?

    May 6, 2012
  • I LOVE your photos from your trip…they took my breath away, and I dream of visiting Italy one day. Beautiful!!

    May 6, 2012
  • Dearest sweet G, Venice is gorgeous and your photos are soo beautiful and dreamy! I hope to be able to visit this place some day…for now i will enjoy it thru your lens. Have a lovely merry happy restful sunday! Love to you!

    May 6, 2012
  • Hello G, welcome back to you and D. I can see why this place remained in your memory and beckoned for you to return.
    A whole different way of life, and you have created the sense of mystery with these photos to bear your dream of ancient ghosts.
    I'm looking forward to the continuing story through your lens.
    Judith

    May 6, 2012
  • Gosh I was in London too! And we missed each other!! :(((((((
    I would have loved to meet you!
    xo

    May 6, 2012
  • Thanks for a wonderful trip to Venice through your lens.
    Beautiful pictures.

    :-) Dorthe

    May 6, 2012
  • Welcome back. With those gorgeous photos it looks like you had a marvellous time. Take care and have a great week. Jen xox

    May 6, 2012
  • Welcome back, and I am so glad your trip was good Georgianna!
    These photographs are wonderful, and I look forward to seeing more of them.
    I hope you've had a wonderful Sunday.
    xo.

    May 6, 2012
  • I love your beautiful pics!!!!!!

    May 6, 2012
  • Fantastic photos, as always, Georgianna! Hope to see you in Rome next time! xo Antonia

    May 6, 2012
  • What a wonderful trip my dear!!! Through your eyes Venice is much beautiful than ever!!!!… as well as Monet´s garden… aaahh!!!!
    sending you lots of hugs from here

    May 6, 2012
  • Oh how beautiful this city is and your photos of it!!!!! I am so glad you had a great time G. and that you traveled safe.
    wishing you a lovely week.
    hugs from here..

    May 6, 2012
  • My heart is just leaping in my chest! I feel the warmth and the sun and now I am even more excited about the trip we might take there in the fall. I think we will go book the tickets. right. now. Hugs to you!!

    May 7, 2012
  • Georgianna, DIVINE!!!! I want to pack my bags again.. Thanks for sharing.. Carla xx

    May 7, 2012
  • Bellisimas imagenes, es un placer visitar tu blog!
    Saludos.
    Veronica.

    Los Mundos de Nika Vintage

    May 7, 2012
  • So beautiful… Every shot is so dreamy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

    Hugs~

    May 7, 2012
  • Enchanting! i can't imagine 9 days in such a charming place with so much beauty and history at every turn. Your favorites are amazing! More to come? I can't wait….

    May 7, 2012
  • Oh my… I was just enjoying some great photos of Venice that my son took last week when he was there! Imagine… you might have passed one another on the canal! Beautiful city; beautiful shots! thanks!
    Ann

    May 7, 2012
  • wowee!! How awesome. What a wonderful trip to take. Amazing photos as always! Can't wait for more. :)
    xo

    May 8, 2012
  • I love the tilt-shift effect in the first few pictures…..they look amazing. what a great trip. i'll be watching for the rest of them!!!

    xo

    May 8, 2012
  • Spectacular photos as always, my friend! My husband and I were within 2 days of seeing Venice in 2008 when his company cancelled our trip due the financial crisis. I hope to go someday! Meanwhile, I have your pictures :)

    May 8, 2012
  • Nice, nice, nice! I love every single picture and I would like to see more.

    May 9, 2012
  • Magnificent, Thank you for sharing such rare beauty :)

    May 9, 2012
  • Oh dear lord, G! How is it that you capture the world so much better than most photographers do. {Ansel Adams not includd!}

    May 9, 2012
  • These beautiful photos bring back so many good memories. I visited the city with my mum so many years ago and I'll definitely return one day. There is something so enchanting about Venice.

    Thanks for sharing ;-)

    May 10, 2012
  • So magical – these images…
    Wow – thanks for sharing!

    May 10, 2012
  • Georgianna, my thoughts have been on Venice these days. I hope i can visit soon. Your photos couldn't have come at a better time. They are beautiful, as always, and they capture something magical, just as I imagine Venice. :)
    Ada

    May 10, 2012
  • I visited Venezia so many times in different season but everytime it's a dream!
    Stunning pics Georgianna!Have a nice WE!
    Monica

    May 10, 2012
  • Awwww, how I miss my beloved Italy right now! :)
    Venice is lovely, isn't it? Glad you had a nice time in my home-country, thanks so much for these gorgeous images! You captured the magic of the Venetian Lagoon so well! xo

    May 11, 2012
  • What a wonderful city! Maybe someday . . . Is that where the "Bridge of Sighs" is located??

    May 12, 2012
  • these pictures deserve to be hung up on walls!! they are amazing!!!!

    May 13, 2012
  • You know how to photograph Italy, takes a special eye for its unique architecture and colours and light. I particularly enjoy the bottom collage. Good work, georgianna. Wish I'd been there with you!

    May 14, 2012
  • How beautiful, Georgianna! You are officially my favorite photographer! I swear you could start your own magazine…."Romantic Photography for Women" or something of that nature. Think about it….

    May 14, 2012
  • Hi G,
    Oh my, it looks like you had quite the trip. Loving all the pattern, color, sunlight, and history in these images!!!! Looks like a bit of Lensbaby is thrown into the mix, too :) I look forward to seeing more captures. I always figure I can "travel" a little when I visit you. Thanks.
    Hope your week is wonderful!

    May 14, 2012
  • your blog it's wonderfulllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    Best regards
    Tanja

    May 14, 2012
  • Wowie zowie, these are some tremendous images! So romantic and soulful. Love them all! I'm looking forward to seeing lots more when you get time. (Time? what is what? Why do we always seem to have less of it in the spring??)

    May 15, 2012
  • Oh, Georgianna, you've been in Venice!! Some years ago we had a delightful trip to Venice, too, and I always love to watch photos from the places we had already visited! Lovely photography, dreamy and sunny! As always, you write so beautiful..! Want more..! ;)

    May 18, 2012
  • The bottom middle – makes my heart sing – and sigh – and dream.

    May 24, 2012

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