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View from Rialto Bridge

I bought the D5000, my first DSLR, because of this trip and took this picture just before sunrise. Which I would say is the best time to experience the beauty of this City, before it becomes over swarmed by the crowds of tourists during the day .© Tien Vu | …

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Hello Venice

A casual greeting for yet another tourist in this magnificent city, from one of its most iconic denizens: a gondolier, going about his business on the Grand Canal. I love this city, it lives up to all the hype, and if you stay a while, surpasses it. The Grand Canal …

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San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn III

Viewed from a vaporetto on the Grand Canal, the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its …

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Dawn Breaks on the Salute, Venice

The first rays of the sun strike Venice’s Santa Maria della Salute Church, overlooking the Grand Canal, as a commuter vaporetto pulls into the San Zaccaria jetty near St Mark’s Square. Just behind the boat, San Giorgio Maggior is also visible.

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Venice: Salute Sunrise I

Shot from the San Marco-San Zaccaria vaporetto stop at dawn as it catches the first rays of the sun, the 17th Century Santa Maria della Salute Church on Venice’s Grand Canal, next to the Dogana do Mar, formerly the customs office and now home to an art gallery. The Dogana …

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Classic Venice

Iconic view of the Grand Canal from the Ponte dell’ Accademia – except I took this from a water taxi while passing under that famous bridge. Standing tall in the background is a major icon of Venice, the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. In the center of the shot …

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Grand Canal at Night, Venice, Italy

Best viewed Large on Black This image was captured from the Accademia Bridge looking toward the domes of La Salute. According to Wikipedia, the Accademia Bridge is one of only four bridges that span the Grand Canal and is named for the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, which from …

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San Simeon Piccolo, Venice

If you are arriving by train, San Simeone Piccolo (San Simeone e Giuda) is one of the first major churches you will see in Venice as it sits right across the Grand Canal from the rail terminal. Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, it is one of the last …

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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Appearing like a stage set across the water from the Piazetta is the iconic Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the spectacular domed baroque church with a unique octagonal design & sacristy housing 12 works by Titian. The church, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church …

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