Posted by: danielfee | December 9, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand 12-09-2013

Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

Grand Canal – Venice, Italy

Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

Grand Canal – Venice, Italy

Grand Piton - St. Lucia

Grand Piton – St. Lucia

Here is my entry for the “grand” photo challenge. The first two photos are of the Grand Canal that winds its way through the heart of Venice.  One of the most famous bridges which arches over the canal is the Ponte di Rialto,  built between 1588-92. The single-span, balustraded bridge has two parallel rows of tightly packed shops selling jewelery, leather, masks, silk and souvenirs. There is no better place in Venice to sit and absorb the atmosphere and people watch then next to the Ponte di Rialto. The second is looking the opposite direction from the bridge at the gondolas lined up on the Grand Canal. The last photo is of the Grand Pition on the island of St. Lucia in the southern Caribbean.

 


Responses

  1. I only spent a few hours in Venice, but it is a really special place. I remember seeing the canals while my ferry came into the city. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I am an enormous fan of Venice. Lovely shot. I too posted one of the Grand Canal from the very same bridge for this week’s challenge. I can’t wait to go back!🙂


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