The early bird gets the worm they say.
And the same hold true in Venice.
Dennis and I took off on foot for a walking tour around 6am to avoid the heat and crowds.
It was a great decision as we were able to meander through the streets without being bumped or jostled by day packers.
It was peaceful.
And what I imagined Venice would be.
It was a beautiful morning to make new friends.
Lots and lots of pigeons.
It turns out they are a little aggressive.
Dennis thought it was all fun and games.
Until he was swarmed by birds. Then he didn't think it was so funny.
Before heading to a different area of the city, I made some quick adjustments to my camera and chucked it to a new friend! She snapped these treasures.
The light was perfect.
And the city was still asleep.
After our mushy-gushy photo session was done, we hit the pavement once again.
And I snapped pictures of water taxis,
and of gondoliers.
I kind of have a thing for gondoliers.
Also a thing for dreamy little waterways.
Venice. You did not disappoint!