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Venice in the Rain

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 18, 2012

Venice in the Rain

We arrived just after several days of heavy rain. I could see the flooded fields from the airplane window as we approached Milan. Venice has a very different character in the rain. In bright sunlight, the tourists are streaming through every side and main street and your eyes are dazzled by the ubiquitous sparkly masks. After a heavy rain, Venice has a quieter, softer, more solemn feeling. Colors are muted.

Canal Grande, Venice
The gondolas were in the dock, covered with plastic.

Gondolas in the rain

Even the normally packed Piazza San Marco is quiet. I liked the jaunty red chairs with no one to occupy them, so I rendered the rest of the photo in B/W.

Red Chairs

San Marco Basilica, Venice

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