Campanile di San Marco, Venice

The most beautiful public space in Europe is also one of the most photographed. Keith Wilson tried a different angle to create a graphic and colourful composition

Venice is a city that requires no adjectives. Instead, just saying those two syllables, Ven-ice, (four if you prefer the more lyrical Italian, Venezia) immediately conjures images of gondolas and piazzas, canals and carnival in a setting beyond compare. With a population of just 270,000, but around 20 million visitors every year, Venice may well be the most photographed city on the planet. Everyone who comes here beats a path to the Piazza San Marco, the main public square and the historical, political and cultural heart of the city. Once described by Napoleon as…

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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