While in Venice I was lucky enough to go on a tour all by myself. It was a photography tour with Urban Adventures. I found out about this company while reading other expat blogs. They do tours in a lot of different countries and their tours vary with the city. Venice has a Cicchetti, an eating and drinking tour, a lagoon tour and a photography tour.
Giovanni was our tour guide and he was great. He was very knowledgable about photography and Venice. His family has been in Venice since the 12th century and he had a lot of great stories.
The idea of the tour was that Giovani took us around different parts of the city while we took pictures. We started out crossing the Grand Canal in a traghetto.
From there we went to the Rialto market where they have many different kinds of fish and produce. The tour was on a Saturday so the market was not busy at all.
The peppers were very neat looking.
I loved that the clementines still had their beautiful leaves on them.
This vegetable was so pretty.
We walked through so many parts of Venice that were just far enough off the beaten path that we were the only people walking.
This is an example of fresco on a ceiling in a market near the Rialto.
I loved this church with a huge clock. So many people were just walking around like it was no big deal.
These big beautiful buildings never got old to me.
The Rialto. It was so fun standing here watching all of the different boats and gondolas travel through the water.
The symbol of Venice.
The windows are all so different and beautiful through out Venice.
We took a walk off the busier streets and there were so many everyday details that I found fascinating, the boats right outside people's doors.
Another side street.