What could I possibly tell you about Venice that you don’t already know? Or haven’t already seen? It would have to be one of the most photographed places in the world wouldn’t it? Well, when I was walking around Venice, taking shots of all the most photographed buildings, monuments and alleyways, I even began to bore myself. Well, as much as looking at endless beauty can bore anyone. So I began to snap the locals going about their day instead, trying to get an idea of what it would be like to actually live in a giant lagoon.
The beautiful stuff I’ll post next, but for this one, here’s some of the ordinary, everyday aspects of living, working and visiting Venice.
This is a Vaporetto station, the Venetian version of a bus or train station. It’s floating too, so waiting for your ride is like a ride in itself.
The Vaporetto’s are usually absolutely packed. This guy makes sure everyone gets on and off safely.
From what I experienced, this would be classed as pretty empty. Aww, it’s just like being on The Tube in London. With prettier scenery.
Does anyone on public transport ever look happy?
The Garbage Man…
The garbo’s doing their thing. Bet you’ve never pictured this version of The Grand Canal.
The craftsmen who make the Gondolas.
A not so busy Gondolier.
Another not so busy Gondolier.
Hmmm, I’m beginning to think making a living as a Gondolier might not be easy. Is this guy an artist who owns a gondola to make ends meet or the other way round?
A waiter in St Mark’s Square. That day it was about 30 degrees. If it was me in that get up, I’m be swimming in sweat, but none of the seem bothered by the heat.
This little fella had no fear at all. Well, it is his turf I guess.
So, there you go, possibly a side to Venice you’ve never thought about before. Check out my part two soon for more conventional snaps of the city.