Waiting

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Gondolas are traditional flat-bottomed rowing boats suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries, they were the chief means of transportation within Venice. In modern times, the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. Their primary role, however, is to carry tourists on rides at established (i.e., very expensive) prices. Here, they are parked by Piazza San Marco, waiting to glide once again on the glorious Venetian Lagoon.

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  1. That is such an exquisitely beautiful photo! Transports me to actually being there (which is just exactly where I want to be! …. Well, anywhere but here would do really)! Great job 🙂

  2. This is a good study for the artist trying to master effects of light on subject in oil painting. Several dozen photos of this nature would make a very good instructional booklet for the beginning painter and master as well.

  3. Ah! We LOVED the Gondola rides while in Paris, I think that we should travel by Gondola here in our neighborhood, we’ll just build rivers along the streets 🙂

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  7. Wow, very beautiful, you captured the moment perfectly. It’s almost as if the sea and sky are two different realms. Very tranquil!

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