A great way to see the Grand Canal is to take
a round-trip ride on the Vaporetto No 1.
The vaporettos are like commuter buses, except of course they are boats. Leaving from the area
around St. Mark's Square, by standing on the starboard side you can take pictures of the "left" bank,
then photograph the "right" bank on the return trip. I took all the photos on this page on one round trip,
using my trusty Minolta 9 camera and a 24-50mm lens.
Thanks to The Grand Canal, a great
book of photographs by Umberto Franzoi and Mark Smith,
for help in identifying these buildings.
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The third building, begun in 1470, has the
A great hotel and fine place to have dinner
Built in 1445, it gets its name from rampant
Notice the two lovers sitting by the water at the right.
Built by Sansovino in 1538, he also built
Palazzo da Mosto is one of the oldest houses
Palazzo Barbarigo was decorated with colorful
Palazzo Dario's Gothic edifice was
A relatively new house, it is a showcase for
Our Lady of Good Health, built 1631-1682
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