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Inspiring Photography Locations

Location is key to photography, however it’s also important to be in the right at the right time. Find out the details I’ve collected surrounding some inspiring, well-known and less well-known photography locations.

Water Bussing it in Venice

grand-canal-dusk-venice

See Venice and die, the saying goes. Yes, see Venice and die of old age waiting for your flight at the Marco Polo Airport is the origin of the phrase, I believe. The phrase is actually "See Naples and die", and the frustration of going through the Venice airport is a hefty but comparatively small price to pay for such a beautiful city - in our case they couldn't take us to the plane because they ran out of busses. 

 The first of many obligatory photos of a gondoliere

The first of many obligatory photos of a gondoliere

We went to the top of San Marco Campanile or St. Mark's Tower on the main square at sunset on the first night, one of the must-do's when visiting Venice. 

 Sunset from San Marco Campanile

Sunset from San Marco Campanile

 Piazza San Marco at Dusk

Piazza San Marco at Dusk

The city is a labyrinth of narrow walkways and bridges and after one day of almost only walking we figured out the best way to get around is by water bus, water ferry or vaporetto - also known as the poor man's gondola, as no one calls it. The network is quite extensive like public transport for any other city, and you can get around quite easily for a fair price. 

 Inside a Water Bus

Inside a Water Bus

You can even use the ferries to go to outlying islands. We went to a group of islands called Murano famous for glassmaking.

 A House on the Murano Islands

A House on the Murano Islands

 The master at work. What's it going to be?

The master at work. What's it going to be?

 It's a horsey!

It's a horsey!

Back in the city, we saw some of the main attractions around Piazza San Marco, which is gondola-turf as well. 

 Gondolas starting near Doge's Palace

Gondolas starting near Doge's Palace

Walking about in the main square and going to the top of the Campanile is nice, but from San Giorgio, a small islet just south of the main attractions, you have the better view of the city and it is less crowded. 

 San Giorgio island and church in the distance

San Giorgio island and church in the distance

 San Marco Campanile from a different perspective

San Marco Campanile from a different perspective

 Self-portrait

Self-portrait

 San Giorgio Campanile bell tower

San Giorgio Campanile bell tower

 View of San Marco and Doge's Palace from San Giorgio

View of San Marco and Doge's Palace from San Giorgio

 Garden of San Giorgio

Garden of San Giorgio

 Statue in San Giorgio

Statue in San Giorgio

 Night time, is the right time

Night time, is the right time

I think this post is the longest in terms of the number of photos, I have more I'd like to share, a result of the fact that it's really hard to take a bad photo in Venice. You almost have too much you'd like to photograph that it's hard to concentrate. But I made an effort also just to enjoy it and not try to document everything - Christina was patient and supportive the entire time. I still have about 400 photos to go through, and I'm actually thinking of when I can go back...

 Self-portrait while waiting for a water bus

Self-portrait while waiting for a water bus