Monday, June 12, 2017


I've been fortunate to visit Venice many times, and I never tire of the city and its waterways.

Strangely enough, quite a few visits have been for new car launches!

A memorable Bentley launch event took us from the canals of Venezia to the snowfields in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

On this last visit I shot a variety of photos to capture both the working life of the canals, and the cityscape.

The architecture mixes private homes, churches, palazzi and great shops.

This photo of the campaniles (towers) shows it isn't only Pisa with a leaning edifice. Maybe the wonky one is just sinking into the mud!

Everything comes by boat, and only those small enough to navigate some very narrow canals.

The variety of craft on the canals covers everything from workboats, to vaporettos and ferry boats, which in the summertime are always crowded - however, my experience is there's always room for one more.

Ferrovia (at left, below) - the ferry stop at the Venezia St. Lucia train station would have to be the busiest spot in the city.

There are about 270,000 residents of Venice, but only 62,000 live in the centre of the city, the rest live on the mainland, north of the 'City of Bridges'.

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