IF IT’S TUESDAY: This must be ‘Vintage’ Venezia


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Being Ruby Venice Canal 1

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Tuesday and Day 2 of Venice Week: So what do you do with scratchy old photos and a poor scanner…? Make them scratchier, older and pretend their vintage of course! Slight problem with the speedboat.. but hey .. who’s looking? And what do you do when you are running out of pics ‘cause you STILL cannot find your travel stash? Easy… just divvy up the existing ones. By divvy I mean … this is about 1 quarter of 1 photo ‘circa 1993’ [or was it 1996?].. that’s what I call being Frugal !!! So if you want to see the other 3 quarters … y’all come back now!

IMAGES: me .. being Ruby


Day 1: Another Sunday: Basilica di San Marco



Bree Oliver said...

I love the colours in this, it feels mysterious to me. I am creating a whole cast of characters when i look at this pic.

Sue said...

I don't fly, so you are showing me places I will never see. You are doing it in a very unique way. The photo really does look vintage and I never even noticed the boat until you mentioned it!

Have a wonderful day.


erin's art and gardens said...

i'll be coming back for sure! great shot...sorry you can't find your stash :O(

Courtney said...

Ooh, it does look vintage and very romantic! I'm going to go daydream away to Venice now.

Verdigris Vie said...

Here from VT -
I have dig up all my old pics from Europe - pre digital days!!

Love these

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lovely, dreamy quality there, Alison, & you've got me wondering what else was in the scene.... hmmmm.

Happy, rainy,

Samy said...

Enjoyed the whole of one quarter :)
and thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog, am glad to have found you in this bloggy world!

Luiza said...

A scanner is really a good invention...
I have one myself, but use it very rarely.
I think Yo´ve just inspired me to use it , very soon...
I have so many photos, just waiting to be showed off... =)

You post beautiful photos, by the way, as usual.
Have a really nice day.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hey Julie!
I have a ton of pics from my trip to Venice 2 years ago and I can't locate them either! Somewhere on that backup drive......Oh well....we obviously share a love of this beautiful country....I love the vintage look of your photo! Take care, Laura

Greet Lefèvre said...

Amazing how you did that!
Wonderful pictures!
And oh I love Venice!


PS Thank you so much for your comment on my post the other day.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh, Julie, this photograph looks as if it was taken in the 1920's ....actually, I think that they had speedboats in the '20's, so that's O.K. and the 20's are classed as vintage. I think that I've already said that I love your grainy photographs and the grainier the better and this one is VERY grainy and I love it. Can't wait for Day 3 of our Venice trip. Are we going for pasta now !!!! XXXX

Mise said...

Look at that water - it looks as though it uncrumpled itself especially for the image. I love what you do to these.

koralee said...

Thanks for part 2...your images are amazing! I will be back for more!

Giulia said...

Dearest Julie-roo...thank you for la Serenissima pix. Absolutely one must use old photos...I distress some that people really liked. They would've been tossed out otherwise. Viva la scanner. These are lovely. The first time I went to Venice, I'd turned 18 about 7 weeks earlier, was in university in France, & had 10 days in November to wander around. Poor as the proverbial church mouse & it did not matter. One could stay in the center of the city then for very little. I look forward to the pasta post.

ciao-meow, cara!


Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love this shot! And I did not see the speedboat indeed, only that captivating dark sea... and the line of buildings.

Kellie Collis said...

I will come back!

i was concerned today I would come home and Lily my dog would have turned orange too with all this odd dust that is around - yuck!! x

Sahildeki Ev said...

They are beautiful Ruby. You definitely have a talent to play with photos. You create amazing views from ordinary shots.

erin's art and gardens said...

dearest julie...i saw on the news about the terrible storm you are having and i'm hoping you are fairing well my dear? sending positive vibes your way...all the best. :O) erin

Pinecone Camp said...

Hi! I just read your comment on Green and Pretty. We just heard from our friends, in Sydney, and they told us about the dust storm and sent us some images. Wow! Have to say I would have loved to have been there. We head back to Australia for a family visit soon. can't wait.
Your images are beautiful. I'm a fan!

Courtney said...

I saw the dust storm on the news this morning. It looks so crazy! I hope it hasn't caused too much damage or inconvenience!

Carole said...

You could show me that photo a thousand times and I would never tire of it. The more grainy the better. It's like imagining your self in deep fog trying to make your way towards shore.


The House That A-M Built said...

Back again... oh yes we got the red dust storm, my beautiful new grey and white house is a subtle shade of red now. Our council is giving us a reprieve from water restrictions on the weekend to clean everything up. I am finding my floors a challenge. It is the sort of dust that doesn't mop up,, it just smears! You should see my piano...it looks like it has been in storage in an abandoned house, covered in dust for years! I have discovered my house is not dust proof....I built a beautiful new old house and got the 'old' thrown in for free, complete with rattley doors and squeaky floorboards, right at the front door. Hope your clean up goes ok! A-M xx