Here are pictures of Venice — my second time there (but first time during the tourist season) and Sars’ and James’ first times there. Venice really is magical, but I wouldn’t recommend staying longer than a day. Not even if you were on your honeymoon and doing everything slowly and romantically. AND AVOID TOURIST SEASON. It was much more peaceful when I went there in November.
Venice is full of bridges like these over the canals.

We had lunch at a place called Vivaldi, and it was completely decorated in a musical theme. But you’d think that for a place that so embraced a classical music theme, they would play something on the radio besides cheesy 90s music.

Another canal.

A doorway — I really like this picture.

Pigeons are one of my biggest fears, so Piazza San Marco is a nightmare. You can actually pay money to feed the birds. And I kept scaring Sarah because I kept singing, “Feed the birds, tuppence a bag….” from Mary Poppins in a spooky voice.

Basilica San Marco, and Piazza San Marco.

The view from the top of the Campanile. On a clear day, you can see to Slovenia and Croatia.

The side of the Palazzo Doges from the Campanile.

The Bridge of Sighs — really disappointing. It got its name because it’s the last thing prisoners would see before they were executed.

A bird caught in mid-flight in Cannaregio.