Video: Sailing along the Grand Canal of Venice
Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 18, 2012
I shot this video with my iPod while traveling by vaporetto (water bus) down the Grand Canal. The video starts near the Ferrovia (literally, “iron road” = railway!) station and ends just after the Rialto Bridge. It gives you an idea what it’s like to ride on one of these boats. There is some slight distortion because I applied stabilization to the finished video. Otherwise viewers with sensitive stomachs would get sea-sick, believe me. It’s not easy taking videos from a moving boat.
This is what a vaporetto actually looks like:
I took this photo (camera on my knee) in the vaporetto to Lido. It was a very mellow moment — no one speaking on a mobile phone, just Italians on their way home from work, chatting, reading the newspaper, or staring out the window, in the golden light of the late afternoon sun.