In December of 2007, we traveled with friends to a land with gorgeous views, rich history, and marvelous cuisine -- and promptly lost our luggage.  These photos serve as a chronicle of that sojourn.

    • The pigeons of San Marco find another victim
    • Closeup of a glass Christmas tree; Piazza San Marco
    • St. Mark's Basilica, detail

    Venice: the "City of Bridges," built on a hundred and ten islands in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon.  Home to gorgeous glasswork from Murano, and lovely picturesque canals and alleyways.

    • Alleyway; Piazza San Marco
      • View toward the Grand Canal
        • Boats on the Grand Canal
            • The bustling Grand Canal