Venice facade taken from the cruise ship in 2006 coming into the harbor. It's a spectacular way to come in to Venice, but probably not a good thing for the city's longevity. Dumping a couple thousand tourists all at once into Venice might be good for the economy, but as a travel experience, there are better ways to see this beautiful and sinking landmark. The middle photograph is found on the outer island of Burano in the Venice lagoon. The Casa Deo "Bepi Sua" is also a well-known house in Burano and has received a new paint job since my last visit. I can't remember where the bottom shot was taken, to be honest, but it was in 2006 as well, as the Italians had won the World Cup the night before and flags flew proudly everywhere. All photos taken with the Nikon D50.