Town on Water

FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinnerPosts: 37Registered Users Big grins

One of our last city trips was to a town, build on water and the first day we just discovered the areas around our hotel. We found a small square to relax, without all the other tourists.
Can you which water city we've visited?

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,856Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Tough one for me--the architecture doesn't tell me much, the steps suggest Venice. Burano maybe? Dunno.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,314Administrators moderator

    Those bold colors are indicative of Venice.

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  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    I agree the colors give a strong indication.

    Here is another one, which should give you a good hint, for those who were here before. This massive defensive wall belongs to the Arsenale di Venezia. Unfortunately, you cannot visit the Arsenale but walking along the defensive wall is very impressive.
    And you find a lot of canals here as well. I'm still totally impressed by how fast the people go by boat in these tiny canals.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    One of the most known places in this city, the square San Marco. It was the whole day totally crowded and it was nearly impossible to take pictures without other people. But this scenery was so typical for this city. It was always totally crowded, everywhere.
    With an ND filter, it was possible to remove at least some of the crowd.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    This is the dome of the Basilica of Saint Mary of Health. I always feel impressed when walking through a church and this one is no exception. It has a wonderful dome and is one of the few places in this town who is quiet.

  • SusansmithaSusansmitha Dhaka, BangladeshPosts: 10New member Big grins

    These are so cool photographs. amazing!

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    @Susansmitha said:
    These are so cool photographs. amazing!

    Thanks for your feedback :smile:

    Here is another one:

    After we visited the Basilica of Saint Mary of Health did a break at the quay wall to take a deep breath and to enjoy the wonderful skyline of this town. We saw the boats passing by and after a while, we realized, that we have forgotten the time. It was so wonderful, just sitting there and watch the water.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    As the town is built on water, the main means of transportation is the water bus. There are many stations around the city and you simply wait there for the next water bus and jump on the bus. Even if you can walk the whole city it would be my advice to get this ticket.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    While waiting for the sunset at the grand canal in this city, my wife and I enjoyed the scenic view. If you visit this city, I can recommend to find a place near the water and just relax to let the wonderful views inspire you.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    While walking around San Marco during sunset time, together with thousands of other tourists, we could see one of the colorful sunsets I ever saw. The whole sky was orange, like the whole sky burns. It was awesome. I tried to capture the moment, but you cannot capture the whole beauty if this moment.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    The most seen building in this town is St Mark's Campanile. A tower, which is visible from all over the city. It is very hard to take pictures os this one, as you normally have thousands of people standing around the tower with the same plan. But in the evening, when most of the cruise lines are gone the city is getting empty and you can take shots without other people on the picture.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    On the next day, we went over to Lido, which is an island between the Mediterranean Sea and the town of Venice. There is a wonderful beach and we took the time to have a long walk there. We were nearly alone, as the season was over, but the weather was awesome with a blue sky.
    All over the beach, you could find shells and sometimes those pieces of wood.

  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    I did the trip to Venice with my wonderful fiancé. She is not only my soulmate but the most wonderful person I meet in my life.
    She gives so much and I? I could only try to give some of it back.
    She makes every day to the most special day and I'm so happy, that she is my wife and we will have the rest of our lives together.

  • SirAntonySirAntony USPosts: 5New member Big grins
    > @FlorianBaaske said:
    > This is the dome of the Basilica of Saint Mary of Health. I always feel impressed when walking through a church and this one is no exception. It has a wonderful dome and is one of the few places in this town who is quiet.

    Incredible!
  • FlorianBaaskeFlorianBaaske Beginner grinner Posts: 37Registered Users Big grins

    On our last evening in this wonderful town, we searched for a calm place to enjoy the sunset together. We found one next to the Grand Canal. We sit there for at least an hour and just watched the water and sun going down over the roofs of the city. It was an amazing last evening, watching the sunset over Venice:

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