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Vernacular Venice

By LynneJoyce  
Those who have read some of my comments will know that I have a great love of the ordinary, the mundane, the unromantic, things that show real life, not the romanticised stuff. So here we have just a small selection of shots showing the ordinary, workaday side of Venice. Beware - there are many more to come.

V1 is a handle on a shutter which with its shadow creates a heart shape that symbolises my love of Venice, so I thought it was a suitable image to start with. The rest speak for themselves and include my particular passion, the Venetian version of the garbage wagon!

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy some of them.

Tags: Transport Architecture Landscape and travel Humour and fun

Voters: andylea, SUE118, Scottishlandscapes and 77 more

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CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 5:52PM
Superb set and I do so like V1.
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 5:55PM
Magnificent celebration of the mundane.
strokebloke 7 493 17 England
13 Jun 2012 6:00PM
Wonderful Lynne ~ the whole selection. Life as it is. Superb. We need folk like you. Thanks.
The presentation is 1st Class too.
13 Jun 2012 6:17PM
This is where Iam also...
what an interesting set!
V1 really is such a romantic lead in to the others
Thanyou Lynne
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
13 Jun 2012 6:23PM
Fantastic and great set of images indeed,All very beautiful,But V1 is special,love it,
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
13 Jun 2012 6:40PM
It's life, Lynne, but not as we know it!Tongue Like the title as well. Very good reportage.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
13 Jun 2012 6:48PM
A fine set, Lynne, with V.1 being my outstanding favourite. Carol
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 6:54PM
v1 is a real beauty Lynne SmileSmile
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 6:57PM
A lovely set beautifully presented. Its V1 for me too!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:25PM
All so brilliant Lynne, and beautifully worked.
V11 Burano?
and love the matching watering can in V7 maybe trying to helpSmile
makes me pleased I will be back there again in just over two weeks..thanks for that!
V1 yes, is the winner
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
13 Jun 2012 7:26PM
Certainly not what photos you normally get from Venice Lynne, well done. V1 for me also.


gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:33PM
Different but no less wonderful - I love V1!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 7:37PM
I had to keep the watering can in Lillian, to add to the 'vernacular' theme, and yes, V's 11 & 12 are Burano.
13 Jun 2012 7:38PM
A fine set Lynne, lovely to see images of such places.

John Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2012 7:54PM
view 1 and view 11 seem the most outstanding to me0---What a great collection!
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:03PM
I agree with you entirely about the mundane, Lynne, just as I prefer buttercups to roses.
Outstanding tones in V1 which manages to be unromantically romantic!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:49PM
All good, because they are about real life, but V1 is exceptional - a beautiful exterior a tantalising glimpse inside.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
13 Jun 2012 8:51PM
V1 is precious. The whole series is special and brings back fond memories of vacationing in Venice several years back.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 9:03PM
V1 is romantic! Love it!

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 9:38PM
Great set Mik would like V2/3Wink
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 10:41PM
Yes Lynne,as much as I like all these pretty Venetian masks and that Doggy Palace,and that Sighing Bridge,and these pointy boaty things on the canals,I do prefer to see a bit of grot and rust no matter where about in the world it is. I share your love of cranes too but a waste of time going all the way to Venice to see them as they have one exactly the same as your one down at Leith docks. I can also see your strange construction on the roofs done at Leith that you have in V12.They are machine gun posts to protect the satellite dishes being stolen since Sky put their prices up by 35 %.What a splendid idea that garbage wagon is too.It would be an ideal place to put these young neds in it that are stealing the satellite dishes.Now I must dash as that is the footie highlights started on the telly.But I may be back if someone has stolen my satellite dish !!
7 10 10 England
13 Jun 2012 11:29PM
Feel I've had a trip to Venice now -,one is long overdo - have to check the piggy bank.Wink V1 has a romantic feel - well spotted Lynne.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jun 2012 11:42PM
Oh yes, I prefer this to the carnival any time Smile
no 3 for me, that is the sight that would have fascinated me. I have to dig out some portuguese harbour scenes.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 11:54PM
Nice to see bots that the ordinary tourist would not see: you have a rare eye for these wee finds and the less common subjects, Lynne.
V 1 with the heart shaped pattern is quite excellent.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 1:38AM
Great observations but I like V8 best.
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 4:10AM
I had better get myself over there before it disappears....V1 is !

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Jun 2012 5:04AM
A great set of images and not the traditional Venice-pictures

ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
14 Jun 2012 6:37AM
Your series of pictures have brought the place to life in a way that no amount of pretty tourist shots could.

Excellent collection.

goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Jun 2012 9:13AM
Life as it happens - top detailed, and interesting set Lynne ...Bill
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
14 Jun 2012 10:26AM
Ummmmmm, well I suppose they have some meaning along the line……..
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
14 Jun 2012 2:59PM

Quote:Just a romantic at heart, like the rest of us.


Oh man...TOTALLY! Sorry,'ve been outed Wink

V1 is exquisite. It would get my UA in a heartbeat (pun not intended, seriously) if it were available.

This is a super set and I love V10 'cos I love cranes too Smile

Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 7:14PM
V1 is a superbly seen and taken shot Lynne. Great to see the ordinary side of Venice, a side that is rarely photographed.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 8:00PM
YAY, an award! Thank you!
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 8:46PM
Lovely set of images Lynne, got to be V1 for me, Peter..
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
14 Jun 2012 8:47PM
Superb series.

xwang 7 55 8
15 Jun 2012 5:20PM
Beautiful set with excellent light and colour.. and " border control".WinkGrin.V1 is great work, well spotted image, the colour and light are superb, I especially love the shadow that forms a heart with the handle...Who says that you are "unromantic".. romance is from the heart! I see it's there..Grin
15 Jun 2012 6:27PM
A lovely interesting set Lynne,I do like V1 with that gorgeous heart shadow,well done..Lin
moiral 6 12 Scotland
15 Jun 2012 7:03PM
You certainly go for the weird and wonderful Lynne. I took some shots that I regarded as mundane and deleted them. Now looking at yours, see how intersting they can be. Giving an overview of 'normal' life in Venice. Superb set of shots and all so beautifully presented. Moira
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 10:16PM
Never underestimate the potential of the ordinary. We often fail to acknowledge its importance, and beauty for that matter.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
15 Jun 2012 11:03PM
'Outstanding {A++++} & beautiful collection of color Venetian Images,' Lynne~

Ciao~ Peter Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 7:00AM
Super set of images Lynne V1 would have got my award to but it wont let as I'm a couple of days late viewing. Don't EPZ realize people work and don't always have the time to view same day or next anyway enough grumps . Brilliant images brought back good memories from febuary and before ,off to Lake Garda for a week in august so might pop over to venice for the day if time permits ,keep the images coming Lynne .
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 1:54PM
Superb translatetive set of images Lynne, i looked at the images first before i read your wrightup and thought work-a-day Venice, image No1 is super.
Regards, Alf.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
16 Jun 2012 3:49PM
Certainly not your bog standard shots of Venice here, Lynne! Wink A great and varied set of Venetian life here...but love V1 Smile
Trev Smile
V1 is fabulous Lynne, nice set
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 7:39PM
Mundane? No. Honest record of real life? Yes. V1 for me too.
19 Jun 2012 5:52PM
We don't often see workaday pictures of Venice, your images make a refreshing change.

1881 4 India
23 Jun 2012 7:12PM
GOOD work.
Outstanding set with V1 leading the way, I do like the way you add insight into the shot.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Jul 2012 11:40PM
I like the alternative views of Venice that are not seen in the tourist brochures. This is a really interesting, diverse and eclectic set and I've thoroughtly enjoyed viewing them all as they have given me a taste of Venice that is not usually seen and for that I commend you

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