Walking into Venice is like entering a maze where every corner you turn reveals something unexpected and intriguing. Wandering with no set path, off the main walkways and into crooked lanes, getting lost is inevitable and fun! There are no cars, so the noises are those of the water, boats and people, filtered and muted by the narrow passageways. The sounds act as guideposts through what is a patchwork of decay and restoration.
It's hard to take photos which aren't cliché, but the charm of Venice is overpowering. Because the population is almost entirely transient and tourist, the atmosphere is one of childlike discovery; everyone is seeing the city for the first time.