Canal Cruising - Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

How I miss Venice. I can't believe that it has been almost 10 years since I visited this unique city. The city is unlike any I have ever been to as it is situated on 118 small islands that are separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges. There are no streets in Venice, only canals. The only traffic jams are in the alleyways and footbridges and consist of people instead of cars. The main way to get around is by boat and the city has as its public transportation a fleet of motorized water buses known as vaporetti.

For photographers, the architecture alone is worth the trip. The age of the buildings, along with their bright colors, make for wonderful subjects. Whether you are walking over the footbridges or riding in a boat, as I was when I took this photo, the subjects are endless.