What a stunning city. Beautiful, but also chock full of tourists, like most beautiful European cities. I took hundreds of shots of Venice but found it hard to get one that shows a quieter side, one that was obviously Venice but with less of the commercialism. I knew if I timed this one right I'd get the gondola and gondolier but no tourists in the shot and there'd be no mistaking the location. It took a while but I was pretty happy with the result.