Thursday, December 27, 2012

Delivery Boats

Delivery boats on the the Canal Grande, Grand Canal, Venice
Delivery boats on the the Canal Grande (Grand Canal)
seen from the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)
Venice, October 2012

“The system of transport, for example, with the fast Grand Canal cutting across the slower-moving smaller canals, was a model of its kind. The waters of the lagoon have also ensured that the city remained of a manageable size; it did not sprawl, and its only suburbs were the other islands that had an intrinsic life of their own.”
(Peter Ackroyd, Venice: Pure City)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful shot, I can hear the splashing!

Dina said...

What fun.
Not much room left for crew.