My cousin recently asked for a recommendation of where to visit in Venice. As I tell everyone who asks me this question, “Take the boat over to the island of Burano”. As you can see from my photograph above, the rows of colourfully painted houses along the canal make it worth the 45 minute boat journey from central Venice.
The above photo is one of my favourites from the few days I spent in Venice back in 2004. It was taken from St Mark’s Campanile and shows the amazing St. Mark’s Square. The small round dots in the shadowed area on the left side of the square are tables for people to enjoy a coffee around. It is definitely another place I want to revisit sometime in the future and some of the best views of the city can be seen from this point.
I have recently been going through some of my first digital photographs and the above was taken on a short trip to Venice. It may not be a traditional Venetian sight, but there was a large Jewish community in this small area of Venice that we walked through and the memorial pictured above really touched me at the time. There will be less morbid images of the city of Venice to come in the next few days.
One of the most famous sights and certainly the most famous bridge in Venice is the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. It was completed in 1591 but there has been a dry crossing of the canal here since 1181. It is sad to see the graffiti on the bridge but I am pleased to have captured a gondola coming towards the camera.
I took this photograph back in April 2004 (four years ago – seems much longer) using my dads Canon EOS 300D camera. Recently I have been going through my first attempts with a digital camera in an effort to update the blog pre July 2005.