Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / canal / boat / dog / water / reflection / architecture / colors / sunny / A Boatman & His Dog Cruising Along in the Rio della Misericordia, Venice
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Reposting for new contacts. Another side of everyday Venice. This is the first of three images at this post.....scroll down for the other two, taken in the same district, the northern Sestiere, Cannaregio.]
Here we are along the Rio della Misericordia, a main thoroughfare in this neighborhood. It was a quiet winter morning, and the boatman you see is all hunched up against the wind, with his hat and jacket on - barely visible next to the real skipper of the boat, his friendly and alert furry companion.
Where I live, men and their dogs are generally seen in trucks, along the highway. In Venice, where there are no trucks or cars, it is the boatmen, going to work doing construction, or deliveries, that are often accompanied by their furry friends. Despite the cold, this sweet dog was standing proudly up against the prow, making sure the way was clear!! :o) I couldn't resist taking a picture!
Here is a link that gives information about this district:http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/veneto/venice/cannaregio.html
These are the living waterways of everyday Venice, where the everyday people in their little boats (and dogs!) get around, doing their errands and going to work. Just wonderful to explore this very typical and authentic part of living Venice.