So I will finish up with photos from the main "sights" I went to, starting with the Accademia Gallery, which I saw on Day 1:
One of a series of trompe l'oeil paintings hung high up in the gallery
I wish I knew who this unfinished painting was by. Amazing use of perspective.
I learnt on my tour of the Doge's Palace that this technique - tying someone's hands behind their back and stringing them up - was the favoured way of torturing prisoners
Old painting of gondolas on the canals
Detail of someone taking his widdle doggie for a boat ride
Afterwards, I went to the Scuola di San Rocco, where the ceilings are dripping with canvases by Tintoretto. I got told off for taking photos, but it was worth it. Magnificent.
I finished up my first full day in Venice with a vaporetto ride down the Grand Canal by night:
On Day 2 I took a tour of the Doge's Palace, visited St. Mark's Cathedral and did a bit of wandering around the Ghetto, all of which is covered in text and photos in earlier posts (although here's a couple of extra photos of the courtyard of the Doge's Palace).
However, I've yet to post any pictures of the inside of the La Fenice opera house, where I also took a (audioguide) tour that day. As I recall, they were pretty strict on taking photos, but here's a few I managed to sneak in:
One of the reception rooms upstairs
The ceiling in the opera hall itself
Me reflected in the mirror in I suppose the royal box or something
A few more miscellaneous shots: