Recently I spent around 20 hours in Venice. I’d been twice before, but always during winter, so this time it was a lot more crowded, also maybe due to the fact that the film festival was on at the time (no, I didn’t spot any famous movie types). As we were with our kids we didn’t spend much time in galleries, churches or museums, but just wandered, letting them get a feel for the place and keeping an eye out for oddities. Here are a few photos. By the time we reached St. Mark’s square the skies turned dramatic and created some interesting light effects, as you’ll see further down.