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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.

Venice Canal

Venetian clothesline

Venetian clothesline

Our gondolier showed us where Casanova supposedly lived. I think he was likely a Cassanova, too.

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.

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.

Venice Canal

The view from a bridge.

The view from a bridge.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love the pics, especially the one taken through the wooden bridge! Look forward to your Photo Friday mini-post every week.

    June 28, 2013
  2. Lovely!!

    November 8, 2013

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