Some parts of Venice are awash with tourists and I am so impressed by how courteous and friendly the Venetians are in the face of such an onslaught of visitors. During the daytime St Marks Square is a throng of people like myself attached to a camera - or a phone or pad.
The images that we take are recognised the world over.
Which hasn't stopped me taking them!
The cafe orchestras compete for attention.
And customers look suitably soigné.
But I like it best in the evening when the crowds have dispersed. Under pools of light the bands still play and their music floats into the inky darkness of the square.
The arcade shops display expensive goods and outrageously overworked glassware.
But many parts of the city are quiet and undisturbed. I like the Arsenale area,
the site of my favourite Venetian lion.
The last time I was in Venice I was collecting information for a mural and I tucked myself in beside him at the end of the canvas.
There are certainly plenty of lions to choose from
I live with Himself (husband) in a former gamekeeper's cottage in the South-West of England.
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Share my garden,
My life in one hundred objects and
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