The iconic Piazza San Marco
Glass pedestrian bridge
Private taxi in the Grand Canal
In the Grand Canal
Rush Hour Traffic
Ruzzini Palace Hotel at Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Early evening near Rialto Bridge
Dusk in the Grand Canal
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo
View from a hotel's rooftop bar at sunset
Rooftop view of St. Marks Basilica
No bats in this belfry
Rooftop view of the tower in St. Mark's Square
Time for cicchetti
Dinner venue. Tell them Giuseppe sent you.
Pre-eclipse full moon in Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Blood moon behind St. Theodore
Campanile di San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Bands on three sides of piazza take turns filling the night with song.
Evening tunes in Piazza San Marco
St. Mark's Basilica as the tide ebbs
Tide going out.
San Giorgio Maggiore
Santa Maria della Salute in evening
Santa Maria della Salute in morning
Dawn view toward Piazza San Marco
Tower nods to Aurora
Garden behind private palace on Grand Canal
Inside a palace
Estate's funds wane and the aristocracy accepts private tours.
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Pedestrian choke point
But carnival masks have long history here.
Beginning in 11th century, two months of revelry
Carnival let women cavort anonymously.
Doctors wore this mask during the plague.
The vaporetto is the locals' street bus.
Tourists usurp locals' means of commuting.
Art museum in 15th century palace.
Venice's only wooden bridge.
Campo San Vito (Hepburn in "Summertime")
Punta della Dogana
Ground zero for the daily invasion by cruise ship tourists.
Tide coming in.
Bridge of Sighs (above); bridge for tourist groups (below).
Showing it is a city of islands.
Small canals are often only a few feet deep.
Around 60,000 reside in main part of Venice.
Leaning tower at San Georgio dei Greci
Not much handicap access in this city.
By Campo de la Chiesa and ...
... Commissario Brunetti's office (per TV series)
New door and old door. Tides and time they are a'changing.
Quiet moment on the Grand Canal.
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Fondamente Nuove (the northeast side of Venice)
Casino di Spiriti
Now onward to the lagoon islands
Murano, island of glassworks
Making Murano glass
Glass factory in Murano
Arm for chandelier
Plan for chandelier
Burano, island of bright paint
Downtown in Burano
High winds mean fewer tourists
Watching the tourists go by ... or not.
Tending to business
The leaning tower of Burano
Going for a look at the residences
Residences in Burano
Back yard in Burano
Fantasy on the island
A villa on Torcello
Arriving at Torcello
Church of Santa Fosca (11th cent.) on Tortello
Dolomites and Austrian border to the north