Venice, like the Galapagos, has a famous name. And, like the Galapagos, it is exotic. It says, ‘Take my picture.’ This I did for the first two weeks I was there. But gradually one tires of the surface of the city and it’s rivers of tourists. It was then that I turned my attention to other narratives and subtler themes of the city—those belonging to the the citizens who almost secretly live in the city.