V E N I C E

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen
Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen

Venice by Abby Ingwersen


venice in august

…is so, so, so, so pretty. Pretty may be a rather lackluster adjective, but truly. Venice is just freaking beautiful. Stunning, magnifient gorgeous, insert-your-cliché-adjective-here, blah-blah-blah. I adored and cherished every (literally) colorful moment.

This ‘lil solo-trip to Italy was fairly spontaneous… I booked the tickets on a whim in June (my dad loves it when I make rash decisions like this and charge his credit card without first consulting him! My mom gave me the go ahead, though, to be fair. 😉 ), and the following month, whilst in Angers, booked a tour of the surrounding islands for August 15 and a walking tour of Florence for the following day (I had already reserved my train tickets and hotel in Florence the previous month, while making plans for Venice). Essentially, during the five days I spent in Italy this past week, only two were devoted to sightseeing. Monday I arrived in Venice quite late in the afternoon and explored a bit with my camera and no particular destination in mind. Tuesday was my absolute favorite, and just so happens to be when I took the vast majority of the above photos… ’twas also when I visited Murano, Burano, and Torcello… more on these islands to come in separate posts! I returned to Venice Thursday afternoon and wandered a bit more before heading to an airport hotel for the evening, but only snapped a handful of images on a disposable camera as I was lugging my backpack with me and preferred to not have the additional weight of a DSLR around my neck.

I’ll eventually write and publish a post on traveling alone, as it’s an activity I’ve come to love over the course of this past year. It might even be my very favorite thing… there’s nothing more liberating or confidence-boosting than the freedom to do as you please and to take care of yourself in an unfamiliar environment. My parents were of course uneasy in regards to my safety on this trip, which is comprehensible but I don’t believe their concerns were warranted (easy for me to say as a teenager, I know). More on this subject another time…

For now, I leave you with the pictures above! I’m rather satisfied with how they turned out and am already itching to go back… Venice is a destination I fell head-over-heels for, and it’s one I absolutely intend to return to again and again.

Sending lots of love to you,

Abby

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venise en août

…est trop, trop, trop jolie. Jolie est peut-être un adjectif qui est plutôt basique, mais dans ce cas c’est vraiment le mot parfait. Venise est vachement belle. Magnifique, éblouissante, splendide, ajoutez-un-banal-adjectif-ici, blah-blah-blah. J’adorais chaque petit moment que je passais dans cette ville vive et pittoresque.

Ce voyage en Italie était un peu spontané… J’ai réservé les billets d’avion en juin sur un caprice (mon père adore quand je fais des emplettes comme ça avec sa carte bancaire sans le demander si j’ai le droit de le faire… pour être juste, ma mère a dit oui !), et en juillet pendant que j’étais à Angers j’ai réservé des visites-guidées pour les îles autour de Venise ainsi que pour la ville de Florence, où je suis allée après deux jours à Venise. Pendant les cinq jours que je passais en Italie la semaine dernière seulement deux étaient consacrés à des sites touristiques.  Je suis arrivée à Venise lundi, très tard dans l’après-midi. Donc, j’ai exploré avec mon appareil photo après avoir trouver mon hôtel, mais je n’avais pas une destination particulière dans la ville que je voulais voir. Mardi était ma journée préférée et c’est quand j’ai pris la plupart des photos ci-dessus. J’ai visité Murano, Burano, et Torcello ce jour-là et j’ai hâte d’écrire des postes sur ces belles îles. Je suis revenue à Venise jeudi (j’étais à Florence mercredi) et je me baladais encore mais avec seulement un appareil photo jetable… j’avais mon sac à dos avec moi et c’était très lourd, du coup je ne voulais pas avoir un reflex numérique autour de mon cou aussi.

Je vais bientôt écrire un poste sur ce que c’est de voyager seule, surtout comme une jeune femme, parce que c’est quelque chose que j’adore faire. C’est peut-être même mon activité préférée… je me sens très libre et confiante quand je suis toute seule et j’aime me débrouiller dans des pays et des villes que je ne connais pas. Mes parents étaient inquiets pour moi, et je les comprends, mais au même temps je pense que leurs soucis n’étaient pas nécessaire (oui, c’est facile pour moi, une adolescent à dire, je sais bien). En tout cas, c’est un sujet pour un autre jour.

J’espère que vous aimez les photos que j’ai prises ! Je suis plutôt satisfaite avec les résultats et je veux y aller encore déjà… Venise est une destination dont je tombais amoureuse et je pense y revenir plus qu’une fois dans l’avenir.

Bisous les amis !

Abby


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About Abby Ingwersen

Abby Ingwersen is the 19 year old founder, primary author, and aspiring photographer behind the lifestyle blog Lace & Lilacs. She is passionate about sharing bits and pieces of her life here, and enjoys travel, Pinterest-ing, and thrifting for vintage treasures.

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    Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's — August 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    This takes me back to my trip to Venice! I get a bit nervous traveling to places where English isn’t the primary language, so I always have to do a lot of mental prep for that! Although, Venice is all tourists, so you can always find someone there to speak English! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Abby Ingwersen — August 19th, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

      Hahah today when I was reading your Paris and London posts I remembered that you’d been to Venice and re-read your post on it! Why is it that I always read up on destinations *after* I’ve been to the place?? I guess I’m just never ready to come home, but then I end up seeing things I missed and just end up having even worse ‘post vacation depression’. // And right?? I felt so overwhelmed in Italy, even though everyone speaks English, but it was an excellent perspective for me to have… now I understand more why people will speak back to me in English when they hear my accent when I speak French. I don’t understand a word of Italian, which frustrated me because it’s so beautiful, but it also made me realize how far my French has come. It’s wonderful that we all have English to communicate with each other, but at the same time it’s kind of sad how native English speakers just assume everyone will understand them. Well, not sad, but presumptuous. Anyways… thanks again! xo

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci — August 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Venice has my heart, and Venice in the summer is absolute (hot!) perfection! Adore these photos!! xo

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 22, 2017 at 3:46 am

    oh my gosh, so jealous. Venice looks incredible!

    • Abby Ingwersen — August 25th, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

      Hahah, thanks, Kayle! It was so gorgeous!

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    Kim — August 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Venice looks like a dream and even a beautiful place to enjoy when you’re alone! I could imagine walking along the streets and sitting by the water, just thinking about life!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Abby Ingwersen — August 25th, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

      It was so magical, Kim. Thank you!

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    Chloé — August 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Venise à l’air vraiment magnifique ! Tu es courageuse de partir seule comme une grande, je crois que j’aurai eu un peu peur hihi !
    Tes photos sont vraiment trop jolies jolies jolies jolies … 😉
    Bisous

    • Abby Ingwersen — August 25th, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

      Aww, merci, Chloé, tu est trop gentille ! C’était un peu difficile au debut mais après le premier jour je me sentais beaucoup plus confiante ! Bisousss ! xo

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