What a stunning city. In a way it reminded me of Rome (another beautiful city I'd love to spend months exploring) until you see how chock full of tourists it is. But the tourists are only there because it's such a beautiful city, so ... what do you do? 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 very pleased with the result.