Wow, Venice is a busy little city – only 50,000 residents yet 1 million tourists pour into the city each month during summer. Nowhere was it more evident than today when we made our way to the Rialto Bridge which is the oldest bridge on the canals. Seems like all of the tourists came out to play today. In the laneways, in the main piazzas and at the bridge itself. The heat doesn’t faze them. They are there at every turn.
A great interlude while fighting the crowds of tourists was a a capella choir from the Portland State University who did a ‘flash mob’ promotion of a free concert tonight in a local church. The group’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujiah was quite beautiful and welcomed by the crowd who stopped to listen and be amazed. To top it off one of the girls in the choir works at Stumptown Coffee in Portland. So big thumbs up!!
Some pics of the bridge, a bit of shopping, the choir, all made for a lazy Sunday