15 April 2010

Theme Thursday-Lunch

After walking for hours, seeing amazing sights, Mr. Jackson and I began to feel hungry and as luck would have it, we were given a choice..

or


this lovely establishment... guess which one we chose? Here's a hint... thin crust pizza piled with fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella isn't served at Mickey D's even in Venice...lovely place where the gondoliers stopped for a break and then ventured forth into the Grand Canal, singing ---O Sole Mio ...now that's lunch!

Are you hungry? Lunch is served here! Happy Theme Thursday!

31 comments:

Ruth said...

Yes I'm very hungry. I woke up at 2AM, and now it's 4:43AM - soo hungry, and pizza piled with tomatoes and cheese will do just fine.

Venice!

Brian Miller said...

ah, would love to visit and ride a gondola...dont know if i would eat at mickey Ds though...lol. nice pics.

willow said...

It's a sin to eat at Mickey Dee's when visiting such a place! You chose wisely, my friend.

Betsy said...

My oldest son was in Venice this time last year. He still talks about the gelato!

Monkey Man said...

Great decision and what a lovely spot.

Jill said...

JEALOUS!!!!
Would love to eat a pizza pie in Venice with all its deliciousness!!!

SKIP Mickey Dees! YUK!

LadyCat said...

My dream spot to visit is Venice. The eatery you have featured to dine is perfect and the food sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend!

Titanium said...

Oh, the places you'll go! :)

This one is yummy.

Reya Mellicker said...

I wonder what a MacDonalds would be like in Italy. Hmmm ... not that I would ever even consider trying it, but surely the food is better. I mean really, it's Italy!

Fabulous pictures. Makes me "homesick" for journeys I've taken there in the past. Thanks for this.

Dreamhaven said...

Very enjoyable pictures and post. I would really like to do some traveling. Happy TT

Daniel Dragomirescu said...

Interesting blog. Congratulations.
Daniel D. Peaceman, writer and editor of CONTEMPORARY HORIZON MAGAZINE

PattiKen said...

Oh, that sounds heavenly! McDonald's no so much. It always shocks me to see so many American fast food chains overseas. It makes me think that we have exported the worst of ourselves. (Not that a Big Mac doesn't sometimes call out to me.)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Venice is my most favorite place in the world! I wish I could go back soon.

Pat

lettuce said...

looks like a no-brainer to me!

Jaime said...

hmm... you went to the mcdonalds, right? just to say you had checked out one in every country...

C.M. Jackson said...

ruth--2:00 AM and still up at 4:40?definitely calls for a good breakfast--some lovely lemony cake that was served with a big cup of cappucino with the sounds of the Grand Canal lapping at the dock and the images of the early morning boat traffic starting and the gondoliers wiping down their boats would be just the ticket...hope you caught up on your sleep this weekend! best c

C.M. Jackson said...

Brian--Venice is an amazing place--best thing to do is get lost in the little streets and take in the sights...didn't ride the gondolas but took many a photo..hope you get a chance to visit one of these days! c

C.M. Jackson said...

Willow--

I agree it is a sin!In Rome, however,the golden arches came in very handy when a restroom was required pronto..the largest Mickey D's I have ever seen with marble everywhere..on our trip to Italy, we found so many hidden places to mangia that there was never a thought of fastfood except when I took this shot...c

C.M. Jackson said...

Betsy--gelato was amazing throughout Italy and I think should be required as a daily supplement to insure extreme happiness! ;-)

C.M. Jackson said...

Monkey man--no contest...I was surprised by how much I loved Venice--it works its way into your heart--a floating city, beautiful light and filled with history..c

C.M. Jackson said...

Jill--did just that and had a great meal for 15 euros with the house wine! Nothing better..

C.M. Jackson said...

LadyCat--I would highly recommend it--though I have not tried a cruise, it is one of the most affordable ways to visit. Take a cruise that leaves from Venice --say to Croatia and/or Turkey--you save on the crazy prices for hotels and most of your meals are included..prices have never been lower and probably one of the best ways to affordably see Europe if you don't mind the short visits to each city and of course, being on a boat;-)hope you get to visit soon!

C.M. Jackson said...

Ti--listen to you adventure woman! Venice is easy compared to your jaunts--I am itching to get going --hoping to plan a few trips soon--best c

C.M. Jackson said...

reya--I will never know 'cause there is just so much good food waiting to be found there and I always do...this trip was three years ago, I am yearning to get going again..

C.M. Jackson said...

dreamhaven--hears hoping you do--if you are thinking about Italy --feel free to ask me --been there twice and I can give you some ideas--if you like cruises, it is probably one of the most affordable ways to get an introduction to many European cities right now. Best-c

C.M. Jackson said...

Daniel--thank you for your kind words and for visiting! best-c

b said...

I would not care if the food was awful and Mr. Jackson was cranky...I would still choose the restaurant by the canal.

b

C.M. Jackson said...

PattiKen-it is a little frightening that our commercialism has infiltrated a places like Rome and Venice because it means that slowly but surely every place will look the same. That is I am afraid the downside of a global ecomony. Never fear though, the essence is there if you choose to look for it..traveling is an amazing way to open the mind and the heart..best c

C.M. Jackson said...

Pat--

I agree on both counts!! I want to go back and visit Umbria and the south as well.... best c

C.M. Jackson said...

lettuce--hands down no contest and did I mention a great house wine as well;-)

C.M. Jackson said...

jaime--nope and I have to say its been a pretty long while since I graced one states side;-) pizza, pasta and wine always beat out burgers, fries and soda;-)

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