Saturday, December 15, 2012

Intimate Venice

Day To Day Life

Venice is one of the great architectural gems of Europe and of all the world.  Colorful, majestic structures uniquely situated in a quiet lagoon on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, canals, bridges, marinas - these are all iconic symbols of the city.

But Venice is also a city of people. Residents. Tourists. Employees and business owners. As they make their way through grand squares and tiny streets they face and overcome obstacles just as we all do in day to day life.

a photo of flooding in venice
Ready For High Water

On the day that I arrived in Venice, many of the streets were flooded.  Everyone was walking around in boots.  Well, everyone except for those of us unfortunate enough to arrive when the boots were sold out.  We stuck to the high ground until the tide receded.

a photo of rising flood water in venice italy
Rising Water, Venice

Of course some residents didn't have to worry about getting their feet wet. They had other means of transportation.

a photo of a venice gondolier relaxing
Relaxing Gondolier

Once on higher ground, one can catch up with the neighbors.

a caffe on a quiet canal in venice
Caffe on a Quiet Canal, Venice

Share a leisurely lunch with friends.

a photo of people having lunch on a sunny piazza in venice
Lunch on a Sunny Piazza - Venice

Spend some quality time with the children.

a photo of a mother and child playing in a sunny square in venice italy
Fun With Mom - Venice

And enjoy life until the tide rolls back in.

a photo of venice at high tide
Venice At High Tide

        Nikon D800

        Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G

Light happens.  Be ready.  Shoot hard.

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  1. Not only is the composition beautiful, but you are so good at anticipating a great moment and capturing it!

    1. Thanks! It's such an inspiring city. Everywhere you turn something interesting is happening in front of you. I kept my camera ready pretty much any time that rain wasn't falling.