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.
Locals can be spotted – usually ducking down the quiet side routes.
Or having a quick fag before service starts.
I like the symmetry of Paul’s shot with the tiny figure just slightly out of line with the centre.
This shot of Paul’s has caught the light showing the texture of the worn tiles.
This guy was snapping away turning round in a full circle.
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.
Thankfully, you don’t need to use the cafes to have a seat with a view on Piazza San Marco.
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.
Still, I prefer to snap Paul!
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.
Again I like the light on this one as these Italian ladies were sharing a photo on a mobile phone in the sun.
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!