Tag: Photos

  • Gondoliere practise

    Gondoliere practise

    Waiting for the Carnival procession on the Canal Grande at the traghetto San Samuele we enjoyed the view of two gondolieri practising the manoeuvres they need to do the operate the traghetto. They needed to turn the boat repeatedly and fast, to navigate the current and waves the other traffic caused and to enter the…

  • Reflection


    Nothing particular, just a nice reflection

  • Redentore 2011

    Redentore 2011

    The Redentore Feast is one of the major annual celebrations in Venice, and one with a massive local participation. It takes place on the third Sunday of July, and on the evening before there is a huge display of fireworks just before midnight. It usually last around 45 minutes. I went there with a bunch…

  • Spooky Venice

    Spooky Venice

    Photo from evening paddle on October 24th, 2009, taken in Rio di S.Giovanni Laterano.

  • High Water Gondola Rowing

    High Water Gondola Rowing

    Rowing a gondola at high tide requires some special skills. The higher water makes for lower bridges, and a gondola is not a low profile boat that’ll just go under anyway. The gondoliere have to do all sorts of weird manoeuvres to get the boat under the lowest of the bridges. Crouching The simplest way…

  • The Angry Elagoonephant

    The Angry Elagoonephant

    The local above average size lagoon mammal can have a bad day. If the weather is foul, he is foul too.

  • Rainy Day in Gondola

    Rainy Day in Gondola

    Some people won’t renounce their gondola ride, not even if its raining cats, dogs and medium sized lagoon elephants. Photos from Rio di Santa Marina, on September 14th, 2009 – a fairly humid day in Venice.

  • Fire Brigade on the Canalazzo

    Fire Brigade on the Canalazzo

    There are strict speed limits on the Canal Grande, and its under constant surveillance, but the speed limits don’t apply to the fire brigade, as can be seen from these photos. When you hear the siren you better move – or even better – keep to the sides always, as any rowed boat is expected…

  • The Elagoonephant

    The Elagoonephant

    There has been a larger than usual mammal on the loose in the lagoon this summer. The life size elephant stands on a shallow island near the Certosa island, just east of Venice, on the canal that leads to the airport. Most boats pass at a distance, but we can paddle right up under its…

  • Pied a terre – Venetian style

    Pied a terre – Venetian style

    One day as I was paddling through some of the smaller canals in the sestiere S.Marco, close to the Fenice, I spotted this little sign in a window directly on the canal: The sign reads: “Pied a terre of 50 mq, completely restored with high quality details”. Even though I was looking for a place…

  • Jump


    At high tide the water in the canals at Murano is clean enough for the local children to swin and play in the water. The kids were jumping from the bridge in front of the medieval church SS. Marie e Donato.

  • Vogalonga 2009

    Vogalonga 2009

    The 35th Vogalonga was held on May 31st, on the Sunday following Ascension as tradition dictates. The Vogalonga is a 30km non-competitive “race” through the city of Venice and the lagoon. It starts a 9 from St. Mark’s with a cannon shot, and proceeds around Sant’Elena, past the islands of Certosa, Le Vignole, Sant’Erasmo, San…