ITALY & AUSTRIA, the hypothermia edition

Shortly after the new year, Emily and I took a trip to Italy  and Austria to do some skiing and sight-seeing. The only problem was that there was no snow to be found in Italy ... frigid weather, however, was in abundance (yes, Seattle has made us sissies, but it averaged -10C. Come on!)  

We shivered our way through Venice, Verona, Cortina d'Ampezzo, and Innsbruck; and saw, through frosted-over eyes, some absolutely beautiful cities, people, and scenery. It was basically impossible to take a bad photo in Venice... it's on a billion postcards for a reason.  I'll be forever grateful to the Italians for their patience with me butchering their language while trying to get espresso every morning. Travel mishaps adventures and snow-free mountains aside, taking this trip with my wife made my year.

 

photos via film, digital, and iPhone.

 

Venice Gran CanalVenice with Leica M6 by Ryan FlynnVenice Canals by Ryan Flynn.Venice San Campo Margherita, by Ryan Flynn.St. Mark's Square in Venice, by Ryan Flynn.St. Mark's Square in Venice, by Ryan Flynn.Venice waterfront near St. Mark's, with gondolas.Venice Grand Canal at dusk, by Ryan Flynn.Venice street photography, by Ryan Flynn.Venice street photography, by Ryan Flynn.Venice street photography, by Ryan Flynn.Church in the Dolomite Mountains, Italy, by Ryan Flynn.Cortina d'Ampezzo gondolas.Innsbruck, Austria, from the mountainside.Innsbruck, Austria, from the river, in February, by Ryan Flynn.