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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Venice Canal-life

We can’t really do a series of blog posts on Venice without doing one focused on canals, gondole and gondoliers. Not that all those navigating upright are gondoliers.  This elderly gent was a cool guy with one hand on the oar while holding his pose.

Everyday Commuting, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Everyday Commuting, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or adjusting his shades.

Everyday Life, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Everyday Life, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

We resisted the lure of the gondola trip but everywhere we looked, there were gondole full of tourists.

Into The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Into The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

It could get a tad congested at junctions.

Just Like Picadilly Circus, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Just Like Picadilly Circus, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Paul got some close-ups with the tele-focus.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

A very determined looking gondolier.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I’m not sure I’d want to be steered around by someone born to fight but possible useful at those busy junctions.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Photographer crouching down and captured with reflection…

Getting The Shot, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Getting The Shot, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Of course, boats are not just for tourists – all goods brought into Venice have to come by boat.

Delivery, Venice Style. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Delivery, Venice Style. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

And locals (and a few canny tourists) use the traghetto which are plain gondole used to ferry folk across the Grand Canal which costs €2 for visitors and can save a lot of walking.

Traghetto, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Traghetto, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The quieter side of Venice, Cannaregio, feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the San Marco or San Polo – it’s well worth a wander and there’s a great restaurant with live music over there, Il Paradiso Perduto, and a lovely little wine bar Vino Vera we can strongly recomment.

The Runner, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Runner, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

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