Sunset over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy on 20th September 2009. On the left is the Cathedral ‘Santa Maria della Salute’ (built 1631).

The Salute is a vast, octagonal building with two domes and a pair of picturesque bell-towers at the back. Built on a platform made of 100,000 wooden piles, it is constructed of Istrian stone and marmorino (brick covered with marble dust). At the apex of the pediment stands a statue of the Virgin Mary who presides over the church which was erected in her honour. The façade is decorated with figures of Saint George, Saint Theodore, the Evangelists, the Prophets, Judith with the head of Holofernes.

The whole of Venice and its Lagoon is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm


Related shots can be found at: Venice or Italy.

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    What a view and what a history lesson…. such a great moment here Tom!!!!
    Beautiful sunset… dramatic with the glow on the water…. Perfect in every way!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Jz. I took this one from our balcony as we sailed out of Venice …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

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    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

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    Cee and Chris

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    What a shot!!

  • Thank you kindly Edyta …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Nancy, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Tom and congratulations on the feature.

  • Thank you kindly Lynne, so glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • elab
    elabover 4 years ago
  • Thank you so much …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Grand!! its spectacular Tom!!

  • Cheers Robin, glad you like it mate …
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    – Tom Gomez

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 4 years ago

    I suspect this was taken from the bell tower on the Isolo San Georgio Maggiore? Great lighting.

  • Nope, we were on a cruise last September, I took this one (and lots more) from our balcony as we sailed out of Venice …

    – Tom Gomez

  • foppe47
    foppe47over 4 years ago


    A very good picture of the famous place

  • Thank you Foppe, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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