Bridges and Canals, from all over Venice. No, I did not like the crowds, but if I got out early enough to sketch, before the crowds came out, or walked away from all the action into the labyrinth of little alleys, I did find some really lovely places to sit and draw.
At the Rialto, where it’s never ever quiet. I talked to a 4th generation gondolier who described a lovely Venice from ages ago, so deserted in the winter months the gondoliers had no work then.
And the Bridge of Sighs, another uber-popular spot in the city.
And two sketches from our front door. It’s convenient when you can sketch right where you are.
And finally, this one from a quiet spot. I love how the gondoliers bend away from and push hard with their single paddle.