The music echoed throughout the streets but it took me a bit to find him given that walking around Venice means you feel like a rat in a maze all. the. time. He played while I asked him if I could take his photo, he played while we looked for money to toss in his case, he played while I dug out my other camera, he played while I changed lenses between cameras, he played while I composed and took my (several) shots.
"Wow. You played for a long time there. I was slow getting my act together."
"I exercise with this every day."
I held up my camera: ”Me too.”