Ornate 2: High Extravagance in Venice

Today, self happened to be in Venice. The area immediately adjacent to San Marco Square is awash in luxury name brand stores: Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Tod’s, Burberry, Dior, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton (BTW, the Louis Vuitton store was absolutely clogged with Chinese shoppers), Miu Miu, Versace.

With this week’s Photo Challenge — ORNATE — firmly in mind, self decided to take pictures of the most extravagant-looking footwear on display in the store windows. There were so many candidates. Here are her top three:

These extravagant SNEAKERS certainly make a statement!

These extravagant SNEAKERS certainly make a statement!


Fabulous! Gold shoes are the BEST!

And, lastly, this killer pair!

Don't dare be rude when I'm wearing these shoes! They were made for kicking butt!

Don’t dare be rude when I’m wearing these shoes! They were made for kicking butt!

Ah, Venezia. So extravagant, so passionate, so impractical and defiant.

Self will leave dear blog readers with the picture of a couple she watched surreptitiously (Venice always brings out her voyeuristic side!) in San Marcos Square this afternoon:

Saturday Afternoon: A Couple in San Marco Square

Saturday Afternoon: A Couple in San Marco Square

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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