I’ve just returned from three days in Venice – and wow – it was just wonderful. I went with a photographer friend Yvonne Blume, who understood completely how much fun it was to take a camera. The sun stayed out for us on all three days, except for a minor blip of a hail storm while we were having dinner one night. We spent a lot of our first day or so on the river taxis, seeing the architecture and water life, including the postal service, police, ambulance and builders. The last afternoon was a relaxing wander and basking in the sun at the gardens surrounding the area where the Biennale arts festival takes place every two years, with the hot smell of summer honeysuckle.
A Canaletto-style view.

Gondoliers enter the Grand Canal.


The boats at rest.

I wanted to photograph people in their windows … this was a fave.

Early morning duties.

And an early morning phone call.

And finally, a portrait of Yvonne on the island of Burano, which has houses with the brightest palette of colours you could imagine. Last weekend’s clients Will and Anna recommended this island after their visit a couple of weeks ago.