Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, due to the city's being one of the world's greatest and most beautiful cities of art. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day (2007 estimate). In 2006, it was the world's 28th most internationally visited city, with 2.927 million international arrivals that year.
Tourism has been a major sector of Venetian industry since the 18th century, when it was a major center for the Grand Tour, due to its beautiful cityscape, uniqueness, and rich musical and artistic cultural heritage. In the 19th century, it became a fashionable centre for the rich and famous, often staying or dining at luxury establishments such as the Danieli Hotel and the Caffè Florian. It continued being a fashionable city in vogue right into the early 20th century. In the 1980s, the Carnival of Venice was revived and the city has become a major centre of international conferences and festivals, such as the prestigious Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival, which attract visitors from all over the world for their theatrical, cultural, cinematic, artistic, and musical productions
Today, there are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name a few. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination, attracting thousands of actors, critics, celebrities, and mainly people in the cinematic industry. The city also relies heavily on the cruise business.
However, Venice's popularity as a major worldwide tourist destination has caused several problems, including the fact that the city can be very overcrowded at some points of the year. It is regarded by some as a tourist trap, and by others as a 'living museum'. The cruise ships that use the Giudecca Canal send a large wake toward the city, that slowly causes the city to sink. Unlike most other places in Western Europe, and the world, Venice has become widely known for its element of elegant decay. The competition for foreigners to buy homes in Venice has made prices rise so highly that numerous inhabitants are forced to move to more affordable areas of Veneto and Italy, the most notable being Mestre.
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bema (26287) 2011-09-05 0:06
Good morning dear Vojko,
Venice, it´s really a fashion place, so i´ve moved through on a cruise-ferry several years ago, very impressive outlooks one can get there..
like a lot the scene here, the reflections make a brilliant picture, with many details to discober..
cwell composed picture, see you soon, kindest regards Bernd
dkmurphys (46990) 2011-09-05 0:18
Very beautiful shot, an interesting abstract composition. Good idea, well catch.
Enjoy a fine week.
annjackman (18155) 2011-09-05 2:28
I like this picture very much. Lots of interesting reflections in the shop window displaying some fashion items. Very well captured.
sabermonajati (8959) 2011-09-05 4:29
excellent view from reflects you captured.
pablominto (53744) 2011-09-05 5:31
An interesting capture..!
The image exists in several plans, all mixing together to underline the basic theme...
Creative and artistic, well done!
Sonata11 (33179) 2011-09-05 9:07
it seems a very busy place, which we can see from window reflection. Wonderful copture of fashion items. It's a very dinamic pic. I like it. Well done. I like it.
All the best,
adramad (35641) 2011-09-05 11:45
Magnificent reflections with a golden light that is ideal, the luxury of these windows always catches our eye, well seen and done better.
macjake (52930) 2011-09-05 22:00
I often don't look at store windows to try to capture reflections, but maybe i should start looking!
there is an almost tranquil trance happening, as we try to pull apart the layers of reflections and images on the glass, while still trying to see whats on view in the store.
danos (83603) 2011-09-06 6:49
nice the scenery from the roads of Venice,with the reflections on the store-front to looks so charmy and the passing by people to complete the image.A good reportage shot from Venice.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
sacimar (25975) 2011-09-06 9:03
this is an interesting composition, playing with real and reflection was a good idea with a good result, I like it,
Cricri (101805) 2011-09-06 11:07
Superbe les reflets dans cette vitrine d'article de mode, bonne lumière sous une jolie harmonie de couleurs, très belle réalisation
ManuMay (34409) 2011-09-14 0:06
Superb realization...it is not easy to reach such quelity when reflections are as direct as this!
Many different shapes working well together...Even could see you! ;) Excellent graphics and light management...Great!!
paololg (31448) 2012-03-10 23:48
Fantastic photographic composition, dear friend, a pleasant mix of transparencies and reflections that create an interesting movement to the whole scene. You had an excellent idea, well realized. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a very nice week!
- Copyright: vojko dular (yeln) (11504)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 23:54