Photo Blog: Day 1207

#1207 – The Last View…

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The shot everybody wants to take is from Riva degli Schiavoni; an alternative view is from the Calle Canonica. However a lesser known view of the Ponte dei Sospiri is from the inside.

This is often the last view of the outside world that prisoners got as they were marched from the Doge’s Palace to the cells over the Bridge of Sighs.

Photo Blog: Day 1205

#1205 – Another Glimpse 

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Gondolas are everywhere Venice; what started out as one of the key methods of transport from island to island are now, in effect, tourist traps. They are the thing to do while in the city, and the owners and gondoliers know it. For a 20-minutes trip, it will cost €80 (£70 / $90), and this can double in price if you would prefer a moonlit journey.

Vaporettos (waterbuses) are a lot cheaper and get you a lot further a lot quicker, but, understandably, they do not hold the same sort of romance as a gondola (think bus or horse-drawn cart).