Hard not to be completely clichéd when talking about Venice. Here are photos of where we are staying - near the giardini- the gardens where the large part of the Biennale is held. The first photo is of the door to our apartment. The neighborhood is not at all touristy which is a relief. Once again we are the odd folk out which is nice because we can observe Venetian life as it is lived, not as it is seen from St Mark's Square. We walked to the Biennale today through this glorious avenue of trees with the smell of honey suckle, pines and mock orange, past a plant nursery - divine. Venice is spring is so different from Venice in autumn which is when we were here last time.