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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:

Vaporetto, Venice

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.

Vaporetto, Venice

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3 Responses to “Video: Sailing along the Grand Canal of Venice”

  1. Great video, though the music immediately brought to mind the movie Breaking Away (if you’ve ever seen it). I rode in one of the glass-topped boats in Amsterdam years ago…

  2. Superb pics and video, as always! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful experience with the rest of us :)

  3. Sharon Raanan said

    Thanks, Avital!
    Sharon Ra’anan

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