Just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square was this row of stalls selling Venetian themed goods to the tourists. The majority of the stalls have the Venetian Masks that are typically worn during the Carnevale (Carnival of Venice). It was nearly six years ago that I was last in Venice and I hope to return as soon as I can. Today I would have probably spent an hour or two photographing the details of some of the masks and other items for sale, just as I did in the markets of Rome at the beginning of this year.
This is the view of St. Mark’s Basilica from the top of the Campanile, which is the bell tower of the Basilica. As you can see, the bell tower gives you some of the best views over Venice. Looking in the opposite direction you can look down into the world famous St. Mark’s Square directly below. My uncle Tim had warned me not to go up on the hour as this is a bell tower, apparently he was up there when the clock struck 12 and the bells are very loud.
In my photography I often like to have a blue sky in my images. When I was in Burano, Venice it was a particularly grey and overcast day. Whilst on the one hand I am sure this would have been a better photograph if the sun was out, the fact that it was so cloudy really shows off the colours of the brightly painted homes, which is what I went there to capture.
San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice and this is a famous view that can be found just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square from the waters edge. In the foreground are a few tourists in a gondola. It is a shame that the gondolier appears to be on his mobile phone but that couldn’t be helped. The flood defence construction work in the lower left hand corner of the frame also couldn’t be helped.