Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thematic Photographic - On the water

Carmi at the blog "Written, Inc." posts a photographic challenge each week at Thematic Photographic. This week, the theme is "On the water."

Water has played an important part in Carmi's life. What about you? Share your images at "Written, Inc."

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 The water is all around you in Venice, Italy. The city rises up from the lagoon; the broad canals serve as roadways for transport both public and private, and in the neighborhoods, narrow waterways route quiet boat traffic.

Here, we've pulled away from the city out into the lagoon, on the vaporetto from the Fondamento Nuove stop, heading toward the islands of Murano and Burano.


The Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti - Church of Santa Maria Assunta -  is silhouetted against the sky. The saints and angels atop the white stone facade strive and reach upward, wind-blown and bristling above the red tile roofs, still visible as we pull away from the city.

We are off to the islands.


Here the vaporetto's wake sluices the ruins of some medieval building off the island Madonna del Monte.


Fishermen try the quiet waters off Sant 'Erasmo.

In Venice, being "on the water" is just like being anywhere else.

9 comments:

Karen S. said...

These are very classy!

Bob Scotney said...

Venice is a place I'd love to go. Fine collection of shots.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wonder what fish they catch there?

Very relaxing!
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smalltownme said...

Someday...

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You are the next Rick Steves. I'd love to travel with you, be it in person, blog, or your own TV show.

Kelsea said...

Great photos! I really love the ones of the ruins!

claudiagiulia said...

You made me very nostalgic! And, for if the thunder don't get you, they catch all kinds of small mollusks and shellfish.

Alexia said...

I'm jealous - I still haven't seen Venice. Lovely shots, Aunt Snow.

Carmi Levy said...

What a magical place - and you've captured it so beautifully from a perspective most of us had never even thought of. I've always wanted to go to Venice. Now I want to go there even more!