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Fifteen minutes in a Venetian park

The photos below are taken in fifteen minutes, walking about 200m.

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Winter in Venice

Winter light is different, even if the weather isn’t very wintery here in Venice now. These photos are from a tour on December 27th around the city.

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Gilberto Penzo: La gondola

“La gondola” by Gilberto Penzo is the definitive book on the Venetian gondola, but it has been out of print for years. A second edition has now been published.

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Black and white photography

Martina and I went and did another photography class with Marc de Tolenaere – this time on black and white photography. Much of the focus was technical: correct exposure and post production. We talked about Ansel Adams‘ zone system, and the need to make sure that important areas of the composition aren’t too dark so […]

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Venetian fairground

Every Christmas there’s a fairground in Venice, in the Riva dei Sette Martiri, for small children.  

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Fog in Venice

We’ve had a good deal of fog this winter, but still no snow. These photos are from the St. Mark’s and Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice.

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Saint Mark’s evening fog

Saint Mark’s square on a foggy evening around Christmas

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Foggy days in Venice

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Moto ondoso

One of the main environmental problems in Venice is the moto ondoso – wave movement. It is mostly caused by taxis and tourist boats, to a lesser extent by vaporetti (water buses) and private boats. The constant churning of the water causes erosion of walls, side walks and quays, slowly but surely demolishing the city. […]

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Regata Storica

This year’s Regata Storica was held on September 6th, and we went down to look in our gondola, which we moored just opposite the Erberia close to Rialto.

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No Grandi Navi

On May 9th there was a fairly large demonstration in Venice against the passage of the cruise ships in the lagoon. We went and took some photos.

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Nativa by Arzanà navi

The Nativa is a super yacht built by Arzanànavi. It is quite often moored at the Certosa island from where we do our kayaking tours.

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Kayaking ban in Venice – the city’s proposal

The City of Venice has issues a wide ban on kayaks, canoes, SUPs, dragon boats and more. Yesterday I had a meeting with a representative of the municipal government, sufficiently high up in the hierarchy to be able to influence municipal policies. While the meeting itself was rather inconclusive, there was a recognition that there […]

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Kayaking ban in Venice – dialogue with the city administration

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which is effective from Sunday, March 1st. Currently it is illegal to go by kayak, canoe or dragon boat on the Grand Canal and several other canals in the city. As a consequence, the city’s canal network has been cut to pieces, from […]

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Kayaking ban in Venice – legal challenge

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. The local kayaking association Arcobaleno has initiated a legal challenge to the new regulation banning kayaks and canoes in Venice. Arcobaleno is one of the oldest […]

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Kayaking ban in Venice – where and how to help

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. All of these groups, together with the Italian Federation for Canoe and Kayak (FICK) and other organisations are trying in various ways to counter this blanket […]

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Who’s affected by the new prohibitions in Venice

The new regulations banning kayaks, canoes and dragon boats will affect quite a few clubs and activities in Venice. The association Venice Canoe & Dragon takes (or rather, has taken) school kids in dragon boats through the city. Until now they have done so for 9000 kids, but that is a thing of the past […]

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“Detourism” in Venice

The City of Venice has a project they call “Detourism” supposedly promoting sustainable tourism in Venice. They describe it this way: Travel Venice like a local DETOURISM is a new project of the City of Venice for curious travellers who enjoy wander off the beaten path looking for the Venice most unusual and secret places […]

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Kayaking ban in Venice

The City of Venice has published a modification to the city traffic rules, which bans kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and others from navigating certain canals. The relevant text is this: Nei Rii principali interni di collegamento: Canal Grande, Cannaregio, Giardini, Greci – San Lorenzo, Santa Giustina – Sant’Antonin – Pietà, Noale, Novo, Ca’ Foscari, Santi […]

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Venice about to ban kayaks in the city

Ever since the fatal accident in August 2013 there has been a lot of debates about what to do to make boat traffic safer in Venice. There has been little change in the year and a half since the accident. All changes have been blocked or sabotaged by the various vested interests in the city: […]