This “calle” or street runs back from the Grand Canal in Venice along the side of the old prison, it is a popular route to reach the Bridge of Sighs. Typical of all Venetian streets it is lined with high brick walls with few windows . The prison is to the right, the pedestrians are all walking in the direction of the Grand Canal.
Taken on a mid-September morning the light is cool and flatters the rich tonality of the scene. There is an un-hurried feel about the subjects who are probably relieved to be off the main over-crowded thoroughfares. The symmetry and uniformity of direction creates a conveyor feeling with everyone walking “towards the light”.