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Venice, Italy
Early September, 2010.

PEDESTRIAN PERSPECTIVE

Public passage under the building




Public passage under the buidling, clearance around 1.7 m


People dancing on the square






Narrow passage




These signs are very helpful in the maze of street




Grand Canal, view from Rialto Bridge




Rialto Bridge


Piazza San Marco


Empty fish market


Fish market






Casino di Venezia




Greek ferry




Eastern districts of Venice have more green areas




Drainage


Less dense






Looks like inland ship




A broad avenue in the east of Venice






Towards Saint Mark's Square




Delivery of luggage to the hotel


to be continued..
 

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more..

Bridge of Sighs




The Doge's Palace




Piazza San Marco


Wading in the water on the Saint Mark's Square


Crowds on the square






Bad crop;)




Chamber orchestra in one of cafes










Narrow walkway










Grand Canal


Grand Canal, view from Ponte dell'Accademia










Main way from Piazza San Marco to Piazza di Roma






Yield




Close to Piazza di Roma, one of the few wide streets in the city


Loading luggage on a motorboat, which delivers them to hotels


 

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I can't see the pics..
 

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^^ wait for pictures from ferry:

Bridge to Piazza di Roma


Boats are the main means of transport of goods..


..and people


Lot of hotels look poor








People waiting for ferry








Shabby buildings add charm to the city














Gondolas








The previous evening, the square was not flooded


The are plenty "Rialto" hotels in the World but only one next to a famous Rialto bridge


Rialto Bridge


Signs for boats






..to be continued..
 

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and the last part:















Sign means 'canal for gondolas'






An oasis of tranquility in a city where vacant land is precious










Grand Canal is a crowded place






Luxury motor boat


Delivery of luggage to hotels














 

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This was clearly a "high water" day(s)...even though not so high. During "Acqua alta" usually S.Marco is several centimeters under water as it is the lowest point of the city

People shall really visit Venice only in winter...it's so much more pleaseant and less crowded and the atmosphere is just right.

Regarding floods: Italy is building a huge dam system along the 3 main entrance to the Lagoon to regulate the water: the dams will activate if the water is 110 cm higher than the average water, the level at which most of the city goes underwater (S. Marco is flooded if I am not wrong around 90 cm, but they are trying to improve that too with new higher sidewalks along the sea)
 
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