#tbt: Venice

This week gets a throwback to my trip to Venice in 2011. I'm revisiting the city this September for a family vacation and I couldn't be more eager to get back. Such an incredible city, filled with (mostly) friendly people and truly surreal sights. Here's just a few shots from my trip that I really enjoy.

Beggar in front of a church (the name of which I can't remember), just north of Piazza San Marco.
Craftsman of some sort (frame maker? Art dealer?). I tried eagerly to talk to him for a few minutes but he did not speak English.