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.