Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / rain / umbrellas / people / street / Rainy Day in the Cannaregio, Venice
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Techie Notes: I added a touch of blur to this scene in PS, to bring out the soft feeling of the rain.
The kiosks selling umbrellas sprout up on days like this so one never need worry about being caught without an umbrella. It was a busy shopping day for locals in this neighborhood near the Guglie Bridge. What a pleasure to be able to enjoy the city on foot, with not a single car ever showing up, since they don't exist in Venice. There is a special peacefulness here, away from the big tourist area os San Marco Piazza, and a sense of village and community life undisturbed by traffic remains. I love the soft sounds of Venice: just people talking or the water lapping against the sides of the canals and rios. An occasional boat engine, but they are quiet because they are only allowed to move slowly so as not to create a big wake that further erodes the sides of the buildings. Not a single car! A magical place for sure!