Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Venice Grand Canal

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, August 31, 2010
On our second day in Venice, we opted to go for an early morning walk and have breakfast at the Mercato Rialto. This photo of the Grand Canal is taken southwards from the famous Rialto Bridge.

The Venice Grand Canal forms a huge S-shape and is one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. It is 3,800 m long, and 30-90 m wide with an average depth of five meters. Public transport is provided by water buses  and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.


A gondolier gearing up for another day's work.


Another sight that stands out the from the Grand Canal is the "fondaco" houses - they are buildings combining warehouse and merchants residence. This is the Fondaco dei Turchi built in the 13th century.

The magnificent Santa Maria della Salute built in 1631 is an example of Venetian Baroque architecture. It can also be found along the Grand Canal.

An entry for

11 sweets for Kero:

Mommy Liz on September 1, 2010 at 7:30 AM said...

ang ganda naman ng view. sana makarating din kami dun noh? well, galing lang kaming Canada, so baka 5 years from now, pwede na kami lumayo layo di ba?

Tumblewords: on September 1, 2010 at 8:34 AM said...

So very beautiful -

kg on September 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM said...

nice! venice is a very beautiful place! it is even more interesting because of the canals...there are mo cars, only bikes and pedestrians, and of course, water transpo. the arts and crafts are also exquisite, esp in st. mark's square! :)

Carolyn Ford on September 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM said...

Now I want to return to Venice more than anything! Thank you for bringing back the pleasant memories!

Roger Owen Green on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM said...

the place I want to visit most outside of Paris

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama on September 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM said...

Gorgeous gondolas! I've never visited Venice but have taken a ride on a gondola in Las Vegas.

Gramma Ann on September 1, 2010 at 5:19 PM said...

What a lovely vacation you had or are having. Venice is a city that always seemed almost surreal. A city on water! Great G Day post. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures of Venice.

Carver on September 1, 2010 at 7:24 PM said...

Wonderful shots from Venice and a great take on the letter G.

Snow Leopard said...

Beautiful snaps of an equally beautiful city.

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Rumya on September 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM said...

Would love a ride on those gondolas in the City of Canals!! :)

Nanka on September 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM said...

As the saying goes...see Venice and die. Beautiful Place!!

 

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