View of Venice from the bell tower in St Mark's Square, known as the Campanile.

     

View of St Mark's Cathedral and Venetian houses from the Campanile.

     

The city has an incredibly chaotic street map.

     

Venice at night

     

Floods (or 'acqua alta') might cause a bit of a problem here

     

Canalside

     

Italian unloading a mini-barge full of wine.

     

Chinese restaurant

     

Rusty sign saying 'Circolo 7 fratelli Cervi' (Circle of the 7 Cervo brothers?)

     

Around the clock cigarette vending machine

     

Drying clothes

     

Venice

     

The colours of Venice

     

Confectioner

     

Cowmotha

     

The intersection of Rio de San Margherita and Rio Novo

     

Friends having a few beers

     

Along the Fondamenta Minotto

     

After midnight

     

Basilica di San Marco as seen from the Campanile (bell tower)

     

Basilica di San Marco near sunset

     

Arriving in Venice

     

Houses lining the Sacca della Misericordia

     

Late afternoon in the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo

     

A local family walking down Fondamenta degli Ormesini

     

Dark alley

     

Girardini

     

A gondola

     

Gondola port by St Mark's Square.

     

Grand Canal, the thoroughfare of Venice.

     

Traffic on the Canal Grande

     

The Canal Grande at night

     

The 'ground' floor of this house seems to be disused - there are very few Italians living in Venice now

     

A night grocer

     

Locals playing the guitar

     

     

'New Ghetto Square' - Ghetto was the name of the area where Jews were detained in the Venetian Republic in the 16th century; this is where the name for 20th century ghettos comes from

     

Laundry day in Venice.

     

Laundry day.

     

Nighttime dead-end

     

View from Rialto Bridge

     

9 manhole covers scattered apparently randomly over a few square meters

     

A Chinese restaurant in Venice

     

Venice's way of going to work.

     

Tranquil Venetian night

     

Venetian night.

     

After midnight, Venice's streets and channels are completely empty.

     

'No entry' traffic sign at the entrance of a canal

     

View towards the islands of Murano

     

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Venice at night

     

On the phone

     

On the phone II

     

The miserable life of the photographer's girlfriend

     

This is what happens when you let your friends coat you with breadcrumbs

     

Security guard teaching a little girl how to yo-yo

     

The Rio Novo

     

Cafe

     

     

The red wall

     

Venetian house details

     

Dome renovation as seen from the Ponte dell'Accademia (one of the few bridges over the Canal Grande)

     

Local restaurant

     

The performance of the live opera singer of this restaurant was a bit disrupted by the kids banging loudly on the metal right next to her

     

Campo de l'Arsenal in the Castello district

     

Closed shops line Rialto Bridge

     

Posh restaurant by Rialto Bridge

     

View from the top of Rialto Bridge along the adjacent street

     

Rio Chiuso - the canal has been closed

     

Canal traffic lights are in fact quite rare, but can be found in some places

     

Rooms with views over a marina

     

Being bare-chested in public carries the same 25 to 500 euro fine as the defacing of monuments

     

The Santa Marta area (with right angles almost everywhere) looks a lot less chaotic than the rest of Venice

     

Scarful is the Italian Banksy (well, not quite). The sign points towards the railway station

     

A self-service gas station for boats

     

Give way sign at a canal intersection

     

Few people actually live in Venice, most of the people in the street are tourists

     

St. Mark Square (Piazza San Marco) is hardly ever seen without hundreds of people.

     

Tranquility

     

For some reason giant pencils line the Fondamenta Bonini

     

The tourists of Venice

     

On the Fondamenta degli Ormesini

     

Street numbers are unique all over Venice, adjacent numbers often found miles away from one another

     

Tunnel leading to the Calle de le Colonne

     

Relaxing

     

Tobacconists

     

Traffic lights at a canal intersection

     

Arriving vaporetto waterbus in Venice bay.

     

Regular vaporetto service as seen from the Ponte dell'Accademia

     

Canal Grande

     

Derelict-looking vaporetto (water bus) station.

     

Motor boats on Fondamenta Pescheria and a station for vaporettos going to Murano airport.

     

Cigarette vending machine

     

In the Campanile (belltower)

     

View from the Campanile to the East

     

View

     

Venice in the evening

     

Venice at night

     

Café

     

Near the north coast

     

Posters

     

Italian man with drying clothes

     

Along the Sestiere Cannaregio

     

What could they have meant by that?

     

Derelict building overlooking a canal

     

The contours of Rome.

     

Fountain in Rome.

     

Piazza Navona of Rome is a typical Italian piazza.

     

The people of Piazza Navona.

     

Rome in rain.

     

We're going.

     

Sheltering.

     

The river Tevere.

     

Waiting for the sun.

     

Night in Rome.

     

The facade of Florence's Baptistery.

     

Ponte Santa Trinita (Holy Trinity Bridge) in Florence.

     

Street painter in Uffizi.

     

The Cathedral of Florence (Duomo di Firenze).

     

Outside details of Florence's Cathedral.

     

People queuing to be able to go up to the Cathedral's huge dome.

     

Sun sets on Florence.

     

The huge Florence Cathedral from a small alley.

     

The Port of Bari.

     

Aging walls in Bari.

     

Nuns in the Vatican City.

     

St Peter's Cathedral (Cattedrale San Pietro) in the Vatican.

     

The ancient amphitheater of Pompeii.

     

Under the Pompeii amphiheater's arches.

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