Two months ago I was in Venice to attend the opening of the architecture biennale. It was my first time. I expected a theme park and found an actual city where it was surprisingly easy to escape from the tourist hordes. I was there for work so I didn't have a ton of time, but I did come away with a few photos.
Nice shots. Brings back fond memories of my 2007 Venice Trip (chronicled somewhere in the back annals of SSP). Looks less crowded than when I was there.
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Great shots. I was amazed at the sheer size of Venice when I visited. From the train station, it's well over a mile to Piazza S. Marco and the city continues another mile or so beyond that.
Yes, it's not a small place. It takes an hour to walk from one side to the other, and of course there's the Lido and outlying islands beyond that. It's a complete universe. Once you're in Venice you don't feel much pressure to leave.