The Waterways of Venice

IMG_3746 IMG_3745For me a Rococo style landscape by Canaletto is more representative of Venice than any other medium. His paintings of this aquatic city are best known for its many canals {canales} that serve as streets, the elegant residences known as Palazzo’s all linked by bridges that dot the waterways. I have two reproductions that sit on the shelves of my work space at home; The Grand Canal and La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute {1730} and the second is the infamous Piazza San Marco painted in 1735 from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
IMG_3896 IMG_3805As the chief means of transport these colorfully decorated gondolas were the focus of our on the spot reporters, who have taken a few photos of this picturesque city that resemble the artwork of Canaletto before heading to Greece.

Travel stylishly,
K

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2 thoughts on “The Waterways of Venice

  1. Unbelievable photos Stylish Heath. The reporters have taken remarkable pics. How the heck did they build Venice on the water? I’ll never understand the engineering and logistics. Nice post………

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    1. I too am amazed by the engineering feat of building an entire city upon water! Each of the islands has its own ambience, and am truly pleased you enjoyed the post. K

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