Welcome to the beautiful man-made canals in Venice. The neighborhood was built in 1905 to resemble – what else – Venice, Italy. Sadly the area went through a period of disrepair and many of the canals were eventually filled in, but what’s left of it is now an affluent neighborhood where you can roam the meticulously landscaped sidewalks, linger on the arched white bridges (and imagine gondoliers instead of kayaks), and even sneak a peek inside the homes of the well-to-do as you pass.
While at times I felt weird traipsing through backyards snapping away with my camera, the numerous amounts of people I passed doing the same reminded me that this is indeed a tourist attraction – and decided those that make their home here must actually like being on display.
No matter, the homes and grounds are gorgeous and a stroll through this unique historic neighborhood is sure to delight anyone. And hey, if you can’t make it to the real canals in Venice (which I haven’t been to yet) this is sure to be the next best thing!
Necklace: Elise Kost