1 Antti and Elsa at CDG after arriving from Seattle and rushing through the airport to the terminal/gate where our flight to Venice was departing
2 Getting on our flight
3 The narrow alley on which our apartment was
4 One of the many bridges close to our apartment. This one led to Campo Santa Margherita, a square lined with restaurants and shops and also a grocery store hidden in a corner.
5 Rio de Santa Barnaba with part of Chiesa Santa Barnaba visible. Vessels with fruits and vegetables were open here every day.
7 Looking in the opposite direction on the canal
8 Walking around the area close to our apartment
9 Canal Grande from the Rialto Bridge
14 Rialto Bridge
15 Walking from the Rialto area towards the canal. This is Campo Manin with a statue of Daniele Manin, considered by many a hero of Italian unification. The statue faces Manin's home and has a winged lion (symbol of Venice) at the base.
16 Campo Sant'Angelo with the bell tower of Santo Stefano in the background.
17 The Santo Stefano bell tower is leaning because of an earthquake in 1906.
18 Crossing Rio de Sant'Anzolo
19 Rio Terra Foscarini
20 Finally close to a vaporetto stop!
21 Catching a vaporetto from the Zattere stop, which is on the Giudecca Canal in front of the Santa Maria del Rosario.
24 Several ferries from Croatia arriving in Venice
25 Elsa on the vaporetto, This ride turned out to be a pretty long one and took us to Piazzale Roma around the west side of Venice.
26 Rio del Malcanton: one of the canals next to our apartment.
27 View from the Ponte della Costituzione, the bridge that goes from Piazzale Roma to the train station.
28 View from the steps of the Santa Lucia train station
29 Vaporetto leaving the Ferrovia stop (in front of the train station)
30 Gondolas parked along the Grand Canal. Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore in the background.
32 San Marco square in the evening
33 A quick thunderstorm during our second night in Venice produced some rain.
34 Our apartment had a tiny outdoor space. It was actually very pleasant to sit there early in the morning before it got too hot.
35 Elsa in the kitchen
36 On our way to visit the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
37 Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
39 Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
40 The church from the inside. Antti and I went to the top of the bell tower.
41 San Marco and the Doge's Palace seen from the San Giorgio Maggiore bell tower
49 View across the canal from Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore
51 The clock tower on the north side of Piazza San Marco.
52 The clock face
53 Piazza San Marco
55 Harry's bar, next to the San Marco Vallaresso vaporetto stop, was a favourite of Ernest Hemingway.
58 Campo San Toma
59 On the Canal Grande, going towards Rialto
60 View towards Rialto Bridge from the San Silvestro vaporetto stop
61 Basilica di San Marco
63 Stopping for coffee and tiramisu at Caffe Del Doge
64 Walking through Campo di San Silvestro on the way to the vaporetto stop. Fortunately they have signs on buildings pointing at the vaporetto stops, otherwise I wouldn't have found the small pathway to the stop.
65 Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari - the Frari church - looks fairly plain on the outside.
71 The Pesaro Madonna by Titian.
73 Choir stalls and the altar
74 The altar has another painting by Titian
76 Looking towards the entrance
86 Taking the vaporetto to San Marco on our last evening in Venice
87 Palazzo Salviati with a large mosaic on the façade.
88 Views from the Basilica di San Marco belltower
94 One more walk around town before getting on the train to Firenze.