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Venice In A Day
April 29, 2012 4:00 AM   Subscribe

One day in Venice Best watched in full screen/HD.
posted by HuronBob (19 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Venice is one of my favorite cities, but this tilt-shift time-lapse makes clear how silly it really is. Venice is a small child in a bathtub, playing with boats.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:20 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was all, "Oh, been there, done that, made the time-lapse". And then I, like, played the video.

Very very nice. I really like Venice. I'm surprised how well I remember it, after only a long weekend. It's one of those classic tourist destinations that is honestly worth the trip.
posted by Goofyy at 4:47 AM on April 29, 2012


Anyone who loves Venice and detective fiction should read the Donna Leon series featuring Inspector Brunetti. Now on it's 21st book and everyone of them like a quick return trip to Venice. Lots of fascinating insights into the daily lives of Venetians and their attitude to the (now) 2O+ million visitors per year.
Great post, thanks.
posted by kairab at 6:47 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


They should really slow down. Someone could get hurt.
posted by crunchland at 7:19 AM on April 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


Homesick. It used to be empty of tourists in the winter, but now the only alone time is at acqua alta, with wellingtons and away from Piazza San Marco.
posted by francesca too at 8:27 AM on April 29, 2012


Beautiful! It makes me wish the maker would go around the world and do all the major cities, for those of us who love Sunday morning armchair travelling. Thanks for the cool FPP, HuronBob!
posted by pink candy floss at 8:47 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


@pink: if you look at the guy's other films on vimeo you'll find a couple more.
posted by epo at 9:01 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Very nice, but is every video on Vimeo a time-lapse tilt-shift piece?
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 9:04 AM on April 29, 2012


is every video on Vimeo a time-lapse tilt-shift piece?

No
posted by HuronBob at 9:26 AM on April 29, 2012


is every video on Vimeo a time-lapse tilt-shift piece?

--No
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:30 AM on April 29, 2012


Gorgeous. Will visit again (IRL hopefully)
posted by growabrain at 9:35 AM on April 29, 2012


is every video on Vimeo a time-lapse tilt-shift piece?

No
posted by HuronBob at 12:26 PM on April 29 [+] [!]


Some are in black and white.
posted by Fizz at 10:04 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


A really nice video, but two things: 1) The fakey tilt-shift blurs out the beautiful sunset at the end, and 2) Couldn't he have found some Vivaldi, rather than that generic movie music?
posted by stargell at 10:26 AM on April 29, 2012


If this inspires you to visit, my Venice tips:

Suitcases with rollers, no. Backpacks.

Try to rent a so-called holiday apartment if you can, rather than a hotel, but then try to find one not on the ground floor (rising damp and acqua alta and such). In other words, there's a good chance that the cheaper holiday apartments will be on the ground floor, and the more expensive ones not.

If you're looking for a bit of the local flavor, an enoteca without any tables inside is a good sign. Go there, drink Valpolicella.

Do not sit down for coffee (this applies to other cities in Italy as well).

If you like beer, campo Santa Margherita is good.

Venice local fare is in part big on fish and veg. Go for salt cod dishes, for instance.

Do your best to get lost.
posted by rudster at 11:54 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


rudster: "Do not sit down for coffee (this applies to other cities in Italy as well)."
... except if you can get the balcony table at Caffè Poliziano in Montepulciano.
posted by brokkr at 12:17 PM on April 29, 2012


Do your best to get lost.

Are you joking? That is ALL you can do in Venice.

Better advice: try to know where you are at least twice.
posted by meech at 12:50 PM on April 29, 2012


Minecraft in a day
posted by jenkinsEar at 3:15 PM on April 29, 2012


Venice Fly Through is also nice full screen/HD
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:08 PM on April 29, 2012


Venice in Minecraft
posted by meech at 9:41 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


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