Venice 24.2.2009

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They say it is one of the most romantic places in the world …

Venice is well known as the “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light”. It is often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.

he population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia.

Venice is practically a no car zone, being built on the water.

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The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice. It is the oldest bridge across the canal and probably the most famous in the city.

This time a little bit different… in BW colors…

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Venice is world-famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago (chain of islands that are formed tectonically) of 118 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old center, the canals serve the function of roads, and every form of transport is on water or on foot. Venice is Europe’s largest urban car free area, unique in Europe in remaining a sizable functioning city in the 21st century entirely without motorcars or trucks.

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The classical Venetian boat is the gondola, although it is now mostly used for tourists, or for weddings, funerals, or other ceremonies. Most Venetians now travel by motorised waterbuses (vaporetti) which ply regular routes along the major canals and between the city’s islands. The city also has many private boats. The only gondolas still in common use by Venetians are the traghetti, foot passenger ferries crossing the Grand Canal at certain points without bridges. Visitors can also take the watertaxis between areas of the city.

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4 komentarji

  1. black and white rocks!! 😀

  2. ČB res paše dobro. Druga pa mi je najbolj všeč.

  3. I really like the second in this set, and the one of the two poles… they look like they are hugging!

  4. @Jurček: se strinjam 🙂

    @gregor: hvala…

    @Stacey: the second is my favorite to, cause it shows how everything is built on water…

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