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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Venice People – locals and visitors

I’m sure there is a time when Venice is quiet but we have yet to discover it.  So we embraced the people – visitors and locals alike; after all, it’s hard to complain about tourists when you are one yourself although I can understand the local No Grandi Navi campaign to reduce the enormous cruise ships which cause damage with their wake and whose clients spend little time and money in Venice but because they travel in large groups make certain areas very congested.

A Walk Through The Colonnade, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Locals can be spotted – usually ducking down the quiet side routes.

Pylones 2, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Or having a quick fag before service starts.

Framed, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I like the symmetry of Paul’s shot with the tiny figure just slightly out of line with the centre.

At The End Of The Portico, St Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This shot of Paul’s has caught the light showing the texture of the worn tiles.

Worn Surfaces, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower is a massive draw for tourists and you can spend hours people watching there – with your camera to hand, obviously.

Let’s Go There. Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This guy was snapping away turning round in a full circle.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The Piazza is a great (if expensive) place to stop for a drink – we couldn’t bring ourselves to spend that amount of money on a coffee but were glad others did.

Smoking, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Thankfully, you don’t need to use the cafes to have a seat with a view on Piazza San Marco.

In The Sun, St. Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I love reflection shots although I generally try to avoid being part of the picture but failed here.  The shot also has Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and a local fisherman.

Reflection, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Still, I prefer to snap Paul!

Telephoto Lens, Venice.Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We were supposed to be looking at art here but I loved the light coming in through the windows of the Ca’ d’Oro Museum as Paul appeared at the top of the stairs.

Light at the Ca’ d’Oro Museum, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Again I like the light on this one as these Italian ladies were sharing a photo on a mobile phone in the sun.

Gather Round, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Venice is a wonderful city and if you can pick a quiet time, so much the better.  Otherwise, our advice is skirt around the centre especially 11-3.30 when the cruisers are ashore.  We’ll be back!

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