I’m back from Venice and still processing. A lot of what I saw was just the way I remembered it, a lot was better, many things were worse. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tourists in my life. Tourists as such are no fun because you never get to see anything in peace, you’re always pushed and shoved but in Venice tourism takes on bizarre forms. I’m not going to go into all of that, I’ll rather leave you with some of my favourite photographic impressions.
As you may easily notice, I’m fond of Venetian masks. We even found the shop who manufactured the masks for the movie Eyes Wide Shut.
Not everyone may be as fond of masks as I am , so here are a few other impressions.
As some of you know I wanted to find one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, The Libreria Alta Aqua. It was quite a challenge to be honest as the bookshop is hard to find, but we managed in the end. Most photos are a bit blurred, but I made some, which show quite nicely what an amazing shop it is. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bookshop that was this crammed, using every little bit of space. Many of the books are stored in old boats. If you wonder, I didn’t feel tempted to buy anything. As picturesque as it was to visit the shop, the books are very damp and that’s something I’m not too keen on.
I have taken a lot of other photos, notably in areas where there were no tourists, but I’ll keep those for another day.
After having read Guy’s comment below, I thought I add this link that will tell you more about the “secret of the padlocks”.