Ended up sleeping near a small marina last night. I slept unusually well.
Now you see, I never intended to go to a really famous place when I first set out from Japan 8 months ago. The name of the game was off the beaten track. Venice is about as beaten as you can get, but it does not disappoint.
First impressions were ‘yikes, I took a wrong turn and ended up in Disneyland’.
People everywhere. The entrance to the city is amass with busses and parking buildings. In the center of the city is a huge square, with people lining up in droves to get into the best attractions. Ugh. First impressions were not good.
However after a nap in the early afternoon, I began to feel more at home, noticing the smaller things as I wandered the almost completely deserted side alleys.
Walking in the unassuming alleyways, you get more of a feeling of a normal city.
Meeting the locals is always fun.
Streets so quiet, you could sit there for hours, just watching the shadows.
I took more video of Venice than I did photos. When time permits, I will do something with it and upload. Until then we’ll have to be content with stills.
If only I had a big block of polystyrene or a lilo…