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Travels in August: Being Inspired by Venice — 13 Comments

  1. I never knew your bannwr picture was a balcony in Venice. I always thought it was a part of your home, as your flowers are so beautiful. I love that scene and so loved it in the book. Now I can truly picture where you, the author, has them standing. In answer to your questuon, I have never been to Venice.

    • I do have a balcony on my house, Debbie, but it’s a log house so no stone columns, no iron railing, and unfortunately it doesn’t overhang a beautiful canal either. But you’ve given me an idea. I should at least try to recreate the flower colors and arrangement next year and take a picture at the same angle.

      So glad you loved The Persuasion of Miss JA! Now you’re an insider and know the significance of the “balcony scene.”

      Hope you make it to Venice too!

  2. One of the best memories of Venice for me besides the look on the incredible bronze horses was getting “lost” on the back streets.

    • Haha! Yup, that’s easy to do, Meg. But there’s no panic, because you can’t get truly lost on an island. So much fun to explore and I always felt really safe, even though I was on my own most of the time.

  3. Wow — what a wonderful reminiscence. Venice is one place I have always wanted to visit — perhaps someday — altho’ I now feel as if I have “sampled” the city. Thank you for your lovely post, Shannon.

  4. Lovely post Shannon. I have not been to Venice but through pictures. I did buy ‘The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen’ last month and hope to it read soon!

  5. I am so behind in reading e-mailed blogs…Love the beautiful photos and loved your book. My one daughter went to Venice on a vacation with her husband and did take her own photos. I will not get there but it is so lovely reading of the experiences of other. Thanks for sharing.

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