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Venice - Lone Gondola and San Giorgio Maggiore

Gondola docked in front of St. Mark's Square, and the church of San Giorgio Maggiore across the Venetian lagoon. Venice, Italy.

 

Venice is a city in northern Italy, the capital of the region Veneto. It is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by 455 bridges. Venice has been nicknamed many names such as as the "City of Bridges" and the "City of Canals." The New York Times has described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". It has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.

 

Another version of my take on this classic shot, taken a little bit earlier in the evening, and a few minutes before my previous post of this same location. This is a few steps away from St. Marks' Square, where at the beginning of the gondola row, I found this lone gondola detached from the rest.

   

Camera | Lens: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8;

Exposure: 8 sec; Aperture: f/14: ISO: 200: Focal Length: 44mm;

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Taken on February 6, 2010