You could see the gondolas in the blue twilight of San Marco Basin....beyond the warm glow of the Gran Caffe Chioggia’s arcade. This is one of the oldest historic cafes in Venice, along the San Marco plaza. Walking past here I had to stop, absolutely enchanted with this scene. There were a few people out in the cold winter evening air, and I waited each time for them to pass, making a few exposures in between. Soon it became evident I was going to need a tripod given the dim light. We spent the next afternoon walking all over Venice to find one, then returned to this exact same place armed with the new purchase, and ready to give it a second try. What a pleasure to be able to record it in this special glowing light.
Historic places like this have such an amazing atmosphere: still with us here and now in our modern world, harkening to another time and different lives. How many millions of souls have walked here, conversed, loved, grumbled, sighed, and breathed peacefully as they reflected on their lives and those of their lovers, families, and friends?