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Boat Friday

 

Steer yourself into a great weekend.

(somewhere in Venice, Italy)

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

Steer yourself into a great weekend.

(somewhere in Venice, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (24)

That is so cool. Wonderful composition and I really like the look of those buildings. And that gorgeous water.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. Venice is really something else, isn't it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Apr 2017, 04:31
Beautiful scene of that gondolier rounding the corner. Amazing brickwork and balconies. I wonder how this all looked in the 'glorious' days. Those poles are also part of the signature of Venice. Great reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. To be honest, this may be my favorite of all my Venice images. It's very soulful to me.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 28 Apr 2017, 05:58
Good to see these very old corners of Venice, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Lisl. This was one of my favorites!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2017, 06:23
This could only be one place on the planet Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Chris!
J'irais bien par là  , Venise doit être une superbe ville ..
Très belle photo , merci Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. It was a very calm spot!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Apr 2017, 07:04
What a wonderful scene (well ignoring H&S tape on the landing stage). I especially like the wonderful owl brickwork. What a nightmare to try to maintain all this, though.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. Those colorful landing stages really intrigued me. I Googled what the different colors mean and got this:

"Hi there, the pilons with the stripes (paline de casada) were a prerogative of the patricians (our aristocrats), you can still see them on the canals in front of the water entrances of the palaces. The bricole (the plain wooden ones) are marking the canals of the lagoon that are deep enough to be crossed by boat or by ship. Hope this helpes!

Ps: blue, red, white...are just some of the colours, there are green and yellow ones and so on, each family had its own colours."
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Apr 2017, 07:04
This is a beautiful corner you captured here! I love all the colourful poles. Yes, Venice is one of the soulful parts of Europe!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. Venice isn't always this calm, cool and collected, which is probably why I enjoyed this scene so much.
I like this one very much Ginnie, a really good picture. This represents true. End e, not just tourist Venice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. It did represent for me the Venice that is calm, cool and collected.
superbe prise!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • anne
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2017, 08:44
Superbe!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Anne.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Apr 2017, 08:58
i just LOVE this picture!! it's so romantic!!... and those boats, not too wide, it's amazing they can keep their balance so well...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. I actually think I could get the hang of doing that. smile
I love it ! very nice reflections and quiet atmosphere
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. It's the "quiet" part that really grabbed my soul.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Apr 2017, 12:23
A young one practicing in the back alley. Lot of texture in this picture - love it.
Ginnie Hart: Made me think he was on his way home after a busy day, Louis. smile Thanks.
One saw the gondoliers all over the place.
Ginnie Hart: It was very nice in this instance to see just one, Tom!
An uncrowded day on the street...
Ginnie Hart: It felt and looked wonderful, Larry!
Venice is so beautiful, right!?
Can't get enough of it. I have only been there twice.
But I have been to Nice 3 times!
So I guess maybe Nice is better?! Ha
Ginnie Hart: Every place is different, LC, and maybe not "better?" I don't know but even at different times and places one city can be "better," right?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2017, 00:16
Trés jolie vue ! A quoi servent les poteaux colorés à  droite ?
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine. As I told Alan, "Hi there, the pilons with the stripes (paline de casada) were a prerogative of the patricians (our aristocrats), you can still see them on the canals in front of the water entrances of the palaces. The bricole (the plain wooden ones) are marking the canals of the lagoon that are deep enough to be crossed by boat or by ship. Hope this helpes!

Ps: blue, red, white...are just some of the colours, there are green and yellow ones and so on, each family had its own colours."
this looks like the rough side of town... or the oldest Ginnie... great point of view....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I like the "oldest" part, Peter because it felt like a painting to me. It almost took my breath away.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2017, 00:37
It looks a relaxing way to travel smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Cherry. I think I would enjoy it for myself. smile
The quintessential image! Beautiful! Enjoy your weekend! Heading to NYC!!
Ginnie Hart: THIS is what Venice is to me, Robin, so you're so right about the "quintessential" description. Thank you. Welcome back to NYC for you. ENJOY!
Just wonderful, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2017, 04:16
This shot is all magic, Ginnie...love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. It was definitely magical for me.
The epitome of an old Venice "street" I would think.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I believe so, Brian...at least from the good 'ol days.
excellent shot, Ginnie. i like how the brick textures dominate the image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. Those brick textures totally made it for me.

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