Nothing can be said about Venice that hasn’t already been said time and time again.
From the narrow back alleys to maze of waterways, Venice manages to maintain it’s European charm despite the throngs of tourists that clog it up in the summer months. We visited in shoulder season and took advantage of cheaper prices and fewer tourists, with the downside of brisk spring temps. It’s well worth bundling up to have more breathing room!
All Lit Up
The Grand Canal at night is a photographer’s dream.
A pair of gondolas sit tied up and covered for the night.
Here and There
Several of Venice’s campanilles stand out in front of the snowcapped peaks in the distance.
The warren of canals and alleyways that is Venice leads to construction that turns rooftops into a veritable maze.
The Flood is Coming
Several tourist feed the pigeons in St Mark’s Square as a tour group descends on them.
Done For The Day
Vaporetto drivers heading home after a long day of work.
Hanging Out a Shingle
An enterprising gondolier has set up shop in a small back alley around the corner from our apartment.
Shelby sees things very different than I do, and captures many amazing images that I would totally miss.
A train of gondolas pass under the Ponte Rialto
Shelby sets up for a classic Venice shot – boats lining a narrow canal.
There are a million photos fo the Ponte Rialto out there, I wanted to catch an angle that maybe has only been shot a couple thousand times.
The sun sparkles like diamonds as a gondolier whisks a pair of happy tourists away down the Grand Canal.
Taking the Chill Off
Shelby takes a break in the sunshine
My take on a classic Venice canal shot.
Most other places we have freeway overpasses to get where we need to be. In Venice you get small footbridges across the many waterways.
It’s easy to forget that Venice isn’t just a tourist destination, plenty of local Venetians go about their business daily while trying to avoid the tourist throngs.
Santa Maria della Salute
The impressive Santa Maria della Salute in afternoon light.
Waiting to Work
A pair of gondoliers sit waiting for prospective customers to wander by.