Often shrouded in fog and mystery, I enjoy seeing Venice on a bright day when she shows off her vibrant colors. The playful colored pencil-styled dock posts near the Rialto gave a modern touch to the otherwise formal setting of ancient buildings. Thousands of paintings of The Grand Canal festoon the walls of galleries both national and private. And what would the City of Canals be without the omnipresent gondoliers, laughing and singing their clients around the watery streets. Oranges, yellows, peach and white alternate on 500-year old palazzos now serving as hostelries, offices and galleries. Unique as the Queen of Canals, Venice, day or night, is one of the most romantic cities in the world.