The typical first view of Venice

This was no ordinary Italian railway station, for beyond its doors lay the mazelike waterways and intricately linked walkways and pedestrian bridges of the old Republic of Venice.

Ponte Rialto

Note the red banner hanging from the Rialto Bridge, advertising the Biennale di Venezia.

probably a couple of tourists...

Here, indeed, is where hyper-impressionism comes fully untethered from its rational moorings and you can waste an entire roll of film just getting to your hotel room.