The shops and shop-windows of Venice . . .

Even greengrocery happens by boat in Venice. The green awning covers the barge selling fruit and veg, long a fixture just beside the Campo San Barnaba. Probably the most photographed greengrocers’ shop in the world, it is getting restocked by barge.

 

The colourful window of a sweet shop near the Rialto.

 

Aqua Alta Books – a bookshop with a full-size gondola inside it, used as a display counter. With a wonderful selection of books in Italian and English.

 

Venetian Glass – colourful, entertaining, sometimes almost practical, always fun to look at.

 

Glorious gloves! So beautifully displayed it makes you want to buy lots of different coloured pairs.

 

Antiques of all sorts, including a wonderful Murano-glass chandelier in the Galleria Antiquaria San Marco.

 

Paropamiso – one of the most beautiful windows in the Frezzeria, which is one of the most fascinating shopping streets in Venice.

 

Art, craft, textiles, hats and baubles – all in one place in the Campiello Marinoni, near the Fenice Opera House.

 

Wearing your favourite building – a mask that morphs into an amazing St Mark’s Basilica head-dress.