I’ve developed a deep love of Venice over the course of more than a dozen visits over the last 20 years or so. These have ranged from brief one day excursions when staying nearby or passing through, to much longer explorations. Venice gets under your skin, and it’s easy to see why people treasure the place.

That said, I’d accept that it is over-visited and over-photographed, and I acknowledge the irony of admitting that. When I go, I always wince at the mindlessness of much of the tourism and the tourists - particularly those from America, Japan and Korea disgorging from huge and (in a Venetian context) totally inappropriate, cavernous cruise liners, seemingly for the sole purpose of taking "selfie" photos.

When I see any gallery of Venice photos, I always see places and angles that I’ve shot myself. Even when I look at galleries I’ve shot myself over the years, I find places I’ve gone back to time and again, often without realising it. That is, I guess, a tribute to the volume of things there are to experience in and around the city.

City of Water (updated 3 April 2013)
100 photos from a week-long visit just before Easter 2013.

Doors and Windows (added 28 December 2017)
These 67 photos are taken from many different visits to Venice, Murano and Burano. In truth, there's more than just "doors and windows" here!

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