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Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / Rialto canal / bridge / architecture / reflection / Ponte di Rialto, Venezia (Rialto Bridge along the Grand Canal)

After having spent most of my ten days in Venice photographing from dry land, I finally took a ferry down the Grand Canal. I got some shots of the Rialto Bridge and palazzos, but it wasn't easy to catch the sights that way, to be honest, because the ferry was going too fast. I knew I only had a few short seconds to catch the bridge, and luckily I did manage to get about 5 shots. Whew! Here's a detail of one of them. The Rialto Market was immediately to our right, and we were getting ready to pass under the bridge. I held my breath and tried to hold the camera steady despite the movement of the boat.


I love the detail of this gorgeous and famous world icon. And for people who, like me, enjoy knowing the history of these ancient bridges,the entry from Wikipedia is below in my comment. =0)

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Taken on March 9, 2006