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Looking across the Grand Canal from the fondamente Riva degli Schiavoni to the Cathedral ‘Santa Maria della Salute’ (The Basilica of St Mary of Health) in Venice, Italy.

Ferries and Vaporetti line the quayside at this very busy spot.

The Salute, built between 1631 and 1681, 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
Handheld

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Tom, I would love to go back to Venice one day.

  • Thank you so much Lynne, I love Venice …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 3 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thank you kindly Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot of this lovely city,well captured Tom

  • Cheers Alex …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 3 years ago

    Such a stunning view. You chose an ideal perspective. Kasia

  • Thank you so much kasia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakover 3 years ago

    tom goin sneak me in yer suitcase…am dyin for some sun mate!..great work an story as usual pal

  • Hehe, ony spare space in ma suitcase is taken up wi a’ Sylvia’s stuff mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 3 years ago

    WOW Fantastic capture Tom .

  • Thank you kindly Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    A really lovely image Tom. One place I’m dying to visit (besides Scotland again of course).

  • Thank you so much Christine, Venice is amazing, I filled two 8GB cards and a 4GB card in one day there

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    Really beautiful capture and great treatment dear Tom.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 3 years ago

    lovely shot :)

  • Thank you so much Fino …

    – Tom Gomez

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