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Made by LusoFox
Venice, Italy Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is regarded as one of the most beautiful palazzi on the Grand Canal in Venice. One of the older palazzi, it has always been known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. The Palazzo was built between 1428 and 1430 for the Contarini family, who provided Venice with eight Doges between 1043 and 1676. Upon election, each new Doge would leave his own palazzo and take residence in the Doge's Palace. The architects of the Ca d'Oro were Giovanni Bon and his son Bartolomeo Bon. The work of these two sculptors and architects epitomises the Gothic style in Venice: they are best known for their work on the Doge's Palace and in particular the Porta della Carta with its monumental sculpture of the judgement of Solomon. The principal façade of Ca' d'Oro facing onto the Grand Canal is built in the Bon's Venetian floral gothic style. Other nearby buildings in this style are Palazzo Barbaro and the Palazzo Giustinian. This elegant linear style favoured by the Venetian architects was not totally superseded by the flourishes of baroque until the end of the 16th century. The Venetian Gothic style is Byzantine in appearance. On the Ca' d'Oro's ground floor a recessed colonnaded loggia gives access to the entrance hall (portego de mezo) directly from the canal. Above this colonnade is the enclosed balcony of the principal salon on the piano nobile. The columns and arches of this balcony have capitals which in turn support a row of quatrefoil windows of great delicacy; above this balcony is another enclosed balcony or loggia of a similar yet even lighter design. To describe the style of the palazzo simply:- it is a cross between a medieval church and a mosque. This wedding cake exterior gives no hint that the palazzo is in fact built (like most other Palazzi) around a small inner courtyard. Following the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797 the palazzo changed ownership several times. One 19th century owner, the ballet dancer Marie Taglioni, removed (in what today can be considered an act of vandalism) the Gothic stairway from the inner courtyard and also destroyed the ornate balconies overlooking the court. In 1922 the palazzo was bequeathed to the State by its last owner and saviour Baron Giorgio Franchetti who had acquired it in 1894. Following extensive restoration, including the reconstruction of the stairway, it is now open to the public as a gallery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca'_d'Oro 20090307_40D_IMG_4348_Veneza
Venice: stepped in history 5.095.105
Made by Juergen Kurlvink
Hear: ... Venezia - franceso Guccini ... AND see SLIDE Show: from our Newest or Unvalued ... or look ... bigly . or . map Ort: Boot in farbiger Wasser Spiegelung ♦ Venedig • • Provinz Venedig • Region Venetien • Italien Place: Boat in water color mirroring ♦ Channel in Venice • Province of Venice • Region Veneto • Italy Kommentar: → Klick Links ↑oben↑ für mehr Infos (alle in neuem TAB) Dies ist typisch und wie erwartet für diese großartige Stadt. Es ist einfach unnachahmlich, wie in dieser wunderschönen Stadt einem stimmungsvolle Fotos in die Kamera fliegen. Darum lohnt sich die Reise ... immer wieder ... immer wieder ... Comment ..: → Click Link ↑above↑ ) for more infos (all in new TAB)This is typical and how expected, for this great city. It is simply inimitable, as in this wonderful city, moody photos into the camera fly. Therefore worth the trip ... always again ... always again ...
Made by freemysoul
explore history ... But I see your true colors shining through I see your true colors and that's why I love you so don't be afraid to let them show your true colors true colors are beautiful like a rainbow ... Cyndi Lauper True Colors Although these poppies are photoshopped (and originally red) Blue poppies really do exist: There is special kind of poppy that is the Meconopsis. It's a genus containing about 50 species of annuals, biennials and short-lived perennials. They grow in the eastern Himalayas and western China, and only the Welsh poppy (yellow or orange) grows in western Europe and Britain. This genus is unique because the three primary colours (blue, red, yellow) are represented in the cup shaped flowers, but it's the blue ones that seem to have a strange attraction on people. This special kind of Meconopsis are the blue poppies or Himalayan poppies. There are 3 kinds of blue poppies that we know of: - M. Betonicifolia or Himalayan Blue Poppy - M. Grandis or Tibetan Blue Poppy - M. Simplicifolia The ones mentioned below are a result of combining species or hybrids as they're called: - M. x Sheldonii Bobby Masterton - M. Lingholm - M. x Sheldonii Jimmy Bayne - M. Fertile Blue Group (not yet named) - M. x Sheldonii Slieve Donard - M. x Sheldonii Mrs. Jebb - M. x Sheldonii Crwedson Hybrid - M. Barney's Blue (this flower opens pink, lightens in colour and then changes to blue). (M. x Sheldoni is a cross between M Betonicifolia and M. Grandis) Because of all the mix up all the names did it was decided that all these kinds of blue poppies were named Big Perennial Blue Himalayan Poppies to make it a bit easier. More info: www.poppiesinternational.com/articles/blue_poppies.html?a... picture of the blue himalayan poppy: www.coastbotanicalgarden.org/articles/bluepoppy.htm
Made by mario bellavite
il ponte di vetro di calatrava... diverse prospettive romantiche a venezia! “L’arco d’amore” ho detto io “ Il fatto che ogni storia ha una linea curva che sale e poi scende ed è finita, la puoi vedere da lontano come un tubo al neon colorato. A che punto siamo del nostro arco secondo te?” Lei ci ha pensato, lo spazio intorno era vuoto, senza misura. Ha detto “Molto in alto credo”. “Però non pensi che ci sia un punto ancora più in alto?” le ho chiesto “che possiamo andare oltre?”. “Non lo so, forse” ha detto lei “Ma dove vorresti arrivare? Non ti basta così?” “Sì che mi basta” ho detto io “Però se siamo al punto più alto vuol dire che da qui possiamo solo scendere. E non ne ho voglia. Non ho voglia di nessun arco del cavolo. Voglio una linea diagonale che sale soltanto, o almeno una linea che continua dritta all’infinito”. Lei ha riso, ma era un riso soffiato come un respiro, ha detto “Anch’io”. “E secondo te quanto dura un arco d’amore?” le ho chiesto “la parte vera non quella che poi magari continua sotto terra come uno scavo di talpa”. “Dipende” ha detto lei. “Ma in media?” le ho detto “Qual è la tua media? Qual è il tuo massimo? Per quanto sei riuscita ad essere davvero innamorata e presa e piena di passione? Due anni forse? O forse uno e mezzo? O anche solo sei mesi? Quanto dura la passione pura, la smania di vedere qualcuno che ti consuma qualunque gesto e dà un altro senso a qualunque cosa fai? Prima che tutto cominci a diventare tutto più realistico e si sedimenti e si fissi? Prima di cominciare a guardare fotografie invece di guardare un’immagine in movimento continuo?” Lei si è appoggiata più indietro alla parete, in una zona di aria più densa e scura. Ha detto “Io ho sempre sperato che invece una volta sia diverso e duri per sempre” da arcodamore di Andrea De Carlo
Gondola In 60 Seconds, Venice
Made by flatworldsedge
You say bokeh, I say water damage. This was shot in rain using our hotel bathmat as a tripod and makeshift camera cover. Bathmats make better tripods than you'd imagine, as it turns out. Although shot with a weatherproof lens (always worried about the fact Canon commit to nothing numerical by way of definition in this regard), my six year old 300D definitely isn't. Half-covered in the bathmat, half-sheltered by my leaning hooded form, it survived. I'm delighted by it's longevity - probably 100,000+ shutter actuations and lots of knocks along the way. What it doesn't do so well is noise control, however. This shot was a wretched thing to clean, and this posted version remains a bit ropey even after an hour or so in LR3 and PS7.0 tidying it up. The white balance was a nightmare too, with no result I was ever entirely happy with. I settled on this one, married with a not insignificant desaturation. Otherwise, I used PS to lessen the distortion of the buildings (exacerbated by the lean-inducing bathmat) and LR to bring that church tower back (somewhat) from the shadows of the sky. Just for pedants - you're right - it's not a gondola. Sadly I couldn't think of a punning film title with vaporetto in the title. It is 60 seconds though.
venezia è un imbroglio
Made by confusedvision
[Soundtrack: Francesco Guccini - Venezia] Venezia che muore, Venezia appoggiata sul mare, la dolce ossessione degli ultimi suoi giorni tristi, Venezia, la vende ai turisti, che cercano in mezzo alla gente l' Europa o l' Oriente, che guardano alzarsi alla sera il fumo - o la rabbia - di Porto Marghera... Venezia è un' albergo, San Marco è senz' altro anche il nome di una pizzeria, la gondola costa, la gondola è solo un bel giro di giostra. Stefania d' estate giocava con me nelle vuote domeniche d' ozio. Mia madre parlava, sua madre vendeva Venezia in negozio. Venezia è anche un sogno, di quelli che puoi comperare, però non ti puoi risvegliare con l' acqua alla gola, e un dolore a livello del mare: il Doge ha cambiato di casa e per mille finestre c'è solo il vagito di un bimbo che è nato, c'è solo la sirena di Mestre... Venezia è un imbroglio che riempie la testa soltanto di fatalità: del resto del mondo non sai più una sega, Venezia è la gente che se ne frega! Stefania è un bambino, comprare o smerciare Venezia sarà il suo destino: può darsi che un giorno saremo contenti di esserne solo lontani parenti...
Sunset in Venice...
Made by setholiver1
it's great to be back!!!! just got back from a 2 week tour in Italy with my wife Delight, to celebrate our 10th year wedding anniversary and it was one great trip...we were blessed to be able to visit Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sorrento, Positano, Praino, Amalfi and Ravello...she got to see the places she wanted to see and i was able to photograph the places i wanted to photograph....it was quite a romantic trip for sure and we just got home a couple of hours ago, feeling quite tired but also glad to be back home... i shot this scene from Punta Della Dogana just across Piazza San Marco...this canal is the Grand Canal of Venice and meets with Canal Giudecca at this point and becomes Canal di San Marco...this is a daytime long exposure shot at the start of sunset and by using a 10 stop ND filter, i was able to expose this as a 40 second bulb exposure image and set my white balance to direct sunlight to keep the golden hues of the sunset scene...i also liked how the bobbing gondolas came out as motion blurs in this frame...more scenes from Venice to follow....pls.
Rialto Bridge in the evening glow
Made by Ginas Pics
See my new book on Venice www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/955746 The Piazza di San Marco may be more famous, but the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) is the true heart of Venice. The current structure was built in just three years, between 1588 and 1591, as a permanent replacement for the boat bridge and three wooden bridges that had spanned the Grand Canal at various times since the 12th Century. It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854. The Rialto Bridge's 7.5-meter (24-foot) arch was designed to allow passage of galleys, and the massive structure was built on some 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years later. The architect, Antonio da Ponte (Anthony of the Bridge, appropriately enough), competed against such eminent designers as Michelangelo and Palladio for the contract.
Made by freemysoul
She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child, but she's always a woman to me She can lead you to love, she can take you or leave you She can ask for the truth, but she'll never believe And she'll take what you give her as long it's free Yeah, She steals like a thief, but she's always a woman to me Ohhh... she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants, she's ahead of her time Ohhh... and she never gives out And she never gives in, she just changes her mind And she'll promise you more than the garden of Eden Then she'll carelessly cut you and laugh while you're bleeding But she’ll bring out the best and the worst you can be Blame it all on yourself 'cause she's always a woman to me ... Billy Joel She's always a woman to me
Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / Rialto canal / bridge / architecture / reflection / Ponte di Rialto, Venezia (Rialto Bridge along the Grand Canal)
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/ritacranephoto After having spent most of my ten days in Venice photographing from dry land, I finally took a ferry down the Grand Canal. I got some shots of the Rialto Bridge and palazzos, but it wasn't easy to catch the sights that way, to be honest, because the ferry was going too fast. I knew I only had a few short seconds to catch the bridge, and luckily I did manage to get about 5 shots. Whew! Here's a detail of one of them. The Rialto Market was immediately to our right, and we were getting ready to pass under the bridge. I held my breath and tried to hold the camera steady despite the movement of the boat. I love the detail of this gorgeous and famous world icon. And for people who, like me, enjoy knowing the history of these ancient bridges,the entry from Wikipedia is below in my comment. =0)
Gondolas in Venice
Made by Ginas Pics
The gondola is propelled by a man (the gondolier) who stands facing the bow and rows with a forward stroke, followed by a compensating backward stroke. Contrary to popular belief, the gondola is never poled like a punt as the waters of Venice are too deep. Venice law requires that gondolas must be painted black. It is estimated that there were several thousand gondolas during the 18th century. There are only some hundred today, most of which are for hire by tourists, while a few are in private ownership and use. The cost for a ride, about 40 minutes are app. 100 Euros ... a must for all honeymooners. Those who just want to have the feel of it for a short ride across the Canale Grande can use a traghetti - gondola for a couple of Euros only. Gondolas on Flickriver
Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / gondola / Rialto canal / Grand Canal / vintage / palazzo / architecture / evening / Rialto Gondolier, Venice
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
[Four images of Venice for you here, Flickr friends. Scroll down for other three.] Thanks all for stopping by. Description: It was a cold winter evening and the gondolieres were going to dock their beautiful boats. One by one they came through this 'rio'..... on their way to the Grand Canal. They were so graceful and the boats were almost silent as they elegantly glided along. The profession of Gondoliere is passed from father to son. At present there are 400 gondolieres in Venice, I was told. At the height of the Venetian republic, there were 10,000 !! Visitors dealing with High Water (Aqua Alta) ... you can see the white Palazzo in my photo that is right near the Rialto Bridge in the beginning of the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cod6hHqEK3k&NR=1
Regata Storica 1/7
Made by De Stefano Daniele
Explore Aug 31 , 2011 # 172 Texture by Lenabem Anna La Regata Storica è l'appuntamento principale del calendario annuo di gare di Voga alla Veneta, disciplina unica al mondo praticata da millenni nella laguna di Venezia. È oggi resa ancora più spettacolare dal celebre corteo storico che precede le gare: una sfilata di decine e decine di imbarcazioni tipiche cinquecentesche, multicolori e con gondolieri in costume, che trasportano il doge, la dogaressa e tutte le più alte cariche della Magistratura veneziana, in una fedele ricostruzione del passato glorioso di una delle Repubbliche Marinare più potenti e influenti del Mediterraneo. La regata ha origine antichissime, originando probabilmente alla metà del XIII secolo dalla necessità di mantenere addestrati al remo gli equipaggi delle innumerevoli imbarcazioni della Serenissima.
Venice : The Grand Canal - EXPLORE
Made by Pantchoa
View from the Rialto bridge - Photo taken in 2005 with a small non digital compact camera. Then scanned. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. At one end the canal leads into the lagoon near Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin: in between it makes a large S-shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice. It is 3,800 m long, 30–90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters
Made by Maurizio Palumbo
Venezia - Rialto www.mauriziopalumbo.it facebook fan page Farsi largo tra i turisti per il ponte di rialto è tutt'altro che semplice .. scegliersi il punto migliore di ripresa è praticamente impossibile, tuttavia con un pò di fatica son riuscito ad accaparrarmi questo punto da cui si godeva di una buona visuale. =) La luce non era proprio quella che avrei sperato (troppo presto!), ma avendo il treno in partenza .. :D Canon EOS 500D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS, B+W ND 64x, Kenko Pro.1 CPL, Manfrotto 709b Ps: premete L per vederla in alta risoluzione, su sfondo nero
Rialto Bridge Venice
Made by RachaelMc
Memorable view of the Rialto Bridge. We've been to Venice several times and this last trip finally decided to take a gondola ride. This is my favourite recollection of both. Taken on 23rd January 2008 and loaded mid-August that year. I've just spent another month in Venice - trip number 4 - as many of my flickr friends know. Feel free to check the Venice folder for all the other photos of this glorious place: For those interested, I've also got a Venice blog (that probably needs an update, soon!): loveofvenice.blogspot.com ============ 30th December 2010 Putting up on photostream again as it hit 5000 views. Thanks everyone!!
Bella Venezia II
Made by soleá
Late Autumn In Venice (After Rilke) The city floats no longer like a bait To hook the nimble darting summer days. The glazed and brittle palaces pulsate and radiate And glitter. Summer's garden sways, A heap of marionettes hanging down and dangled, Leaves tired, torn, turned upside down and strangled: Until from forest depths, from bony leafless trees A will wakens: the admiral, lolling long at ease, Has been commanded, overnight -- suddenly --: In the first dawn, all galleys put to sea! Waking then in autumn chill, amid the harbor medley, The fragrance of pitch, pennants aloft, the butt Of oars, all sails unfurled, the fleet Awaits the great wind, radiant and deadly. Delmore Schwartz
Visiting old Venice
Made by jackfre2
I strolled down narrow passageways and across canals. Gondolas crowded with young tourists passed. I heard a song......La la la la la...Io ti amo......Con tutto il cuore, Solo te Adorerò, E sappendo Che tu mia ami Ti amerò sempre di più..... The farther I walked from Piazza San Marco, the fewer tourists I saw. I passed down narrow alleys, discovering quiet, little Venice alleypiazzas and cul-de-sacs where laundry hung from windows and occupants watched me from balconies. It was a Venice I had not seen before, indeed had not known existed. As I continued, the lanes became more crowded, houses gave way to shops.
If You Were Here...
Made by Josh Liba
For my cousin and inspiring photographer, . I feel if he were here, he would've taken this shot. (Although he would've done it alot better.) The blue night skies and streaking trails of passing boats are mesmerizing. I really fell in love with night photography here in Venice. It's daunting to get into, but the rewards are amazing. ...of course, almost ANY picture you take in Venice is amazing. Nikon D5000 + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 6 sec, f/13 ISO200 @ 17mm - Gorillapod mounted Taken near Ponte Degli Scalzi Bridge - Venice, Italy Explored! Thank you all so very much!
Venice Accademia , when Grand Canal is a sleep
Made by janusz l
Looking towards southern end of Grand Canal and Chiesa della Salute - Church of Santa Maria della Salute. In October of 1630, after nearly a third of Venice's 150,000 citizens had been killed by plague, the Venetian Senate made an offer to God: Stop the plague, and we'll build a church to honor the Virgin Mary. I was looking for something for the competition and the subject is “ Night “ and I wondered off to Venice. It seams that every time I open files from Venice I find something that I missed before. What I miss the most it the Venice itself. I would love to go back
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|Scuola Grande di San Rocco|
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Hotel Casa Dei Pittori Venice Apartments
Archivio di Stato
Church of San Rocco