One of our photos was entered in a photo contest. It is the photo I took just after we arrived at San Marco square in Venice. The Aqua Alta was just starting and you can see the flood waters slowly seeping up over the square. No one was brave enough to wade through the waters to the gondolas!
In behind the gondolas you can see the peaceful island of San Gorgio on which you can see the lovely San Giorgio Maggiore church. Once we got sick of the crowds we took the vaporetto across the lagoon and spent a relaxing time visiting the church, climbing the tower (with breathtaking views of Venice!) It was another example of how in Italy, sometimes the best times are spent when you break away from the crowd and do some exploring on your own!
You can vote for the photo here.
(remember 10 is a good vote! *smile*)
I found out about the contest when Barb from the slowtravel message board posted about her entry (which I voted for!). Her picture is a beautiful one of the Tuscan sunflower. She snapped it at the perfect time to get the bee on the flower! You can vote for her entry here.