These are two somewhat random photos that I took in Venice, Italy on our trip there last year. The truth is that I take these sorts of photos A LOT when I travel. I'm not sure why, really. There's not really a good reason for it, other than something about these little scenes always captures my eye. It's just a quick capture of something that catches my eye.
With digital photography being so quick and easy, I always feel it's better to take the photo than not to take it. It's not like it costs me extra or something. So that's why I often come home with many, many photos from a trip. Sure, I spend time planning for the "big shots" of any place I visit, but I get plenty of enjoyment out of these little shots, too. These often come up when I am wandering somewhere, which I highly recommend doing when you travel. Get off the beaten path and just go get lost for a little while. It's quite fun!