Wanted to get a early start this morning, so I was up at 5:30am to see the sunrise.  It was great to walk around Venice, Italy and think about the rich history. The smells of coffee and warm chocolate pastries was incredible. Watching the city come alive is truly something amazing. Every where that I looked there were street cleaners preparing for the mass of tourist flowing in to see the sights. There are only about 50 thousand residents for a city that once had a population of 150 thousand. It is very quite and I wonder how long before Venice turns into a complete tourist location.