Last friday morning, i made a surprize to my wife ! We took the train from Geneva and 7 hours later we unloaded in Venice ! Right in front of the station, we got onboard of a little boat that took us to our hotel ! We then spent the rest of the day walking miiiiiiles thru the little streets of the "Serenissima", as they call the city ! Photographycally speaking, it's very difficult -almost impossible- to shoot something "new" or "different" in Venice: zillions of shots have allready been taken there by millions of photographers thru the years, but still... you just HAVE to shoot the "gondoliere" and the street-scenes ! The next day, we took another little boat (vaporetto) and we went to the island near Venice: we visited Murano, wich is worldvide known for it's glass and crystal art (my wife spent a fortune for a -very nice- vase !), and then we went to another little island of the archipelago: Burano ! This place has a different speciality: lace-works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burano). Another particularity of Burano is that -almost all- houses are painted in bright strong colors, all different,so it really POP's out ! Here's a few shots i took, all with the D200 and Sigma 10-20: ...i was VERY happy that i had brought the Sigma super-wide-angle along, because, due to the narrow sidewalk and the waters just behind you, you can't "back-up" enough to frame these houses with a "normal" lens ! Cheers, J-P.