Last weekend I was lucky enough to go away to Venice as part of our annual Staff Trip. We arrived there on Friday morning and stayed until Sunday lunchtime, spending most of Friday and Saturday walking around the city by foot. We were pretty exhausted.
On the first day we had glorious sunshine, but on the second, a hazy pall of mist hung over us all day. This meant that my images had a radically different quality to them on each day, so I’ve separated this into two posts.
Every alleyway and narrow street invites you to explore it, or frames a view of the city.
Many of the campaniles lean alarmingly.
There are hundreds of beautiful door knockers to discover, and many of them have stories.
One of the three historic crossings over the Grand Canal, the Rialto bridge.
A detail near the Rialto markets, the tourist hive.
Venice has an interesting tendency to reject symmetry in many cases.
This is a detail at the Ca D’oro, which I returned to take more pictures of the next day.
My friend commented that a new level of decay seems to have set in since her last visit: graffiti.
Venice is made more beautiful by the numerous reflections everywhere you look, in water and windows.
The bigger and grander the water approach to the building, the more fantastic the facade and detailing.
The sun set over the lagoon as we walked along the Fondimenta.
All images © Sarah Grace Logan 2012
Has anyone been to Venice? I’d like to go back as soon as I can.