Venice is one of my favourite places, I visit at least once a year.

Here are a few photos I took during two trips to Venice in Spring and Autumn 2001

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Jewish sweets St. Mark's Basilica fish eye view Canal Grande, garden Canal Grande view from the vaporetto
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nice garden Santa Maria della Salute Gondola, one of my favourites Facade on the Canal Grande Taxi! noble houses
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Gondola in the early morning mist again old building palaces side canal San Marco
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a sudden flash of light came down... carnival mask what a gondola! misty back street canal
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Canal Grande Rialto washing
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bridge of sighs


Venice is well worth a visit, you could stay here forever and never run out of photo opportunities ... or the sense of wonder at the sheer beauty of the place ... Spring and Autumn are the best times to go I think                                    

The camera used was a Pentax MZ-S with a Pentax 24-90  and 17-28 fisheye zoom                                                  


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                                                        Tommy, resting ...

This picture shows how good the "older" manual focus lenses can be .. I picked this 50mm f1.4 Pentax A lens up for 70, it had obviously never been used.

The camera used was a Pentax MZ-S with a Pentax SMC-A f1.4 50mm (manual focus, set to f1.4, hand held with available light)