Photo Friday: Venetian Canals
Italy’s “floating city” is full of canals, bridges and gondolas.
I visited Venice at the end of a backpacking excursion through Greece and Italy after studying abroad in Germany in May 2006.
During our short stay, we mostly traveled Venice by foot over countless bridges — both simplistic wooden walkways over narrow side canals and large, artfully designed pedestrian bridges spanning the Grand Canal.
These photos are from my walks around the “City of Water” and from a gondola ride. Yes, I was that tourist.
Our gondolier showed us where Casanova supposedly lived. I think our gondolier was likely a Casanova, too.
Gondolas full of camera-toting tourists navigate Venice’s Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge. The beautifully detailed bridge is one of four pedestrian bridges that traverse the Grand Canal.
The view from a bridge.