I think our favorite thing to do in Venice was just to wander the streets. Trying to navigate intentionally between two points would be impossible without google maps. But for some reason we were able to find our way around better by wandering. The canals cut through the city dicing up the island into a collection of mini islands. There are lots of dead end streets that end at canals or residences and oftentimes no markings on the streets to designate what goes through and what does not.
At night the streets begin to empty making wandering even better. During the day the narrow streets are easily clogged especially in the more touristy areas. There is a stillness that falls on the city at night. With few boats on the canals, the water turns to glass, casually reflecting the beautiful architecture above.
It was really fun to set up my camera for a long exposure to capture what my eyes could not see. The water smooths out even more and the lights and colors amplify, illuminating another angle of the scenery that can’t be seen during the day.
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