Wednesday, March 10: Today is a snowy day in Venice--an event that isn't typical for March, and which we've chronicled in this photo essay:
A few blocks away, in the Campo San Barnaba, commuters were leaning into the wind and fighting to keep their umbrellas under control.
Later in the morning, Cheryl photographed these sanitation workers as they shoveled and swept snow from a fondamenta. (Normally the workers collect garbage during the morning hours, but snow removal took priority during this late winter storm.)
Cheryl and Maggie, our celebrity-sniffing service dog who identified Johnny Depp's Venice digs this morning, also saw how the sanitation workers scatter ice- and snow-melting salt on Venice's streets and bridges.
On the other side of the Rio di San Trovaso, a group of pedestrians in matching hooded ponchos looked like characters from a Dan Brown novel.
The snowman was still there on Thursday morning, when the photo above was taken, although the sun was out and the layer of snow covering the campo had started to melt. (You can see life returning to normal after the March snowstorm in our video clip, A Snowy Morning in Venice.)