Venice is unique, and every opportunity to visit is therefore special. For hundreds of years Venice was at the merchant and cultural crossroads of the civilized world. You need to visit for at least a week, which is hardly enough time to get comfortable just finding your way around the narrow streets and over the canal bridges without constant reference to maps. Go, enjoy, walk, relax. A set of these images received a Lucie Award in the International Photoawards Competition for 2005.