Venice - through the eyes of a non-Venetian.
Venice is a photographers' paradise, as long as you can avoid the tourist's selfie-sticks. Fortunately they stay on their 'assigned' paths through the city. Stray away for 50 meters and the city settles down. You will find the Venice of the Venetians, at work or in general not focused on tourists.
The 'real' Venice?
Off the beaten tourist track I hoped to find the real Venice. Disappointingly I did not find streets with many 'real' Venetians. Although it was still early in the year, streets where often empty and quiet. The reason: Venice is slowly losing its inhabitants. At the end of WW II Venice had some 190.000 inhabitants, in 2016 tha has dropped to 55.000. Every day 3 Venetians are leaving their city because of overcrowding (90.000 tourists on a busy day) and expensive housing. Neighborhoods are taken over by Airbnb (+1200 in one year). On a crowded summer day there are more tourists the Venetians in the city.