Travel Photo Contest – Martin Fife
This image was taken very early in the morning from a bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. My wife and I were there for a visit and we wanted to get up and out early enough to mingle with the Venetians going to work and getting their morning news & Espresso. It was really quite magical watching the city awaken and come to life. After taking this photo we sat in the corner of a shop and absorbed the wonderful aromas of coffees and baked goods and listened to the morning conversations. Even though we understood very little Italian the scene was very familiar.