Walking through the train station, down the steps to the Grand Canal at night is a perfect introduction to Venice. To say that your senses are flooded would be an understatement of great proportion. I can say without hesitation that this is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. After literally getting lost for 2 hours until midnight I finally located my Hotel. Rising early, I wandered beside canals and down quiet alleys before the city had woken up. This particular location was one of those moments where it seemed that the photograph was pre-ordained, and I am very happy with the result.