one night in venice

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I stayed one night in Venice a week ago. During daytime it was crowded but in the evening most tourists left for cheaper hotels in Mestre. So during the dark hours Venice is quiet and peaceful - almost abandoned.


I left my tripod at home so I had to use my creativity to find good angels with the available natural support. This is the view I could get from the steps down to the water. In the back you see the island of San Giorgio Maggiore where the basilica is a famous landmark seen from the Piazza San Marco. The church was finished in 1580. In the front the gondolas move up and down like restless black horses waiting for a ride.


It has been photographed countless times but I still hope you enjoy this capture as a different take on a classic view.



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Taken on September 28, 2008