Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Venice Transformed

36 years is a long time. That's how long it's been since I was in Venice last. Back then, Venice seemed filled with North American and European tourists. Every restaurant was too expensive for me. Today, Venice feels more like Las Vegas in some ways. It must be the cruise ships. The whole place has turned into a theme park shopping mall.
Not Casanova's Bridge of Sighs!
Souvenir vendors galore
Gondola traffic jams!

The dreaded cruise ships...
...but you can still find quiet canals 
And early in the morning, you have the whole place to yourself!

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