Canal Grande and the Rialto

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Comments (17)

jhk on March 1, 2009

Venice is certainly among the world's most famous cities, and that's of course no wonder. Its history has no equal, it's architecture is one of a kind, and its lifestyle is unique.

Yes, it's crowded and expensive and there are lots of tourists. But it's Venice. What more is there to say?

There are only four bridges spanning the Canal Grande, of which the Rialto is without doubt the most famous one. Many designs were considered - including one by Michelangelo himself - but in the end, the winning one was by a Venetian: Antonio da Ponte.

The bridge was completed in 1591, and spans 28.80 meters. Quite the accomplishment for a single-span bridge in that time.

Gastone “GAST1” Sega… on March 1, 2009

Ottima spiegazione Justin, è tutto perfetto. La foto è pure perfetta, complimenti.



jhk on March 2, 2009

Mille grazie Gastone!

Ciao, Justin

Guido Musch on March 10, 2009

Wat een kleuren, mooie foto Justin!

jhk on March 10, 2009

Thanks Guido! Venetie is echt een wonderbaarlijke bestemming, erg leuk. En die kleuren zijn echt zo.

Groeten, Justin

Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 11, 2009

Beautiful shot Justin. You've managed quite well to get great colour saturation and contrast at mid-day. :) Well done. That bridge is amazing.

All the best, Tom

jhk on March 16, 2009

Tom, it's difficult not to get a colourful shot in Venice :) Thanks for stopping by, I'll have a look at your new additions in a bit.

Kind regards,


christian caffin on March 21, 2009

Beautiful shot. Thanks for your vote for the NPC Contest March 2009. Greetings from France, Christian

jhk on March 21, 2009

Thank you Christian, and you're welcome for the vote!

Kind regards, Justin

Tjarko Evenboer on March 26, 2009

Hé Justin,

Wij gaan Venetie waarschijnlijk met een bezoek vereren in de zomer. Heb je nog tips?

Het wordt weer eens tijd voor nieuwe foto's trouwens, al een tijdje stil op je stream! ;-)

Groeten, Tjarko

jhk on March 28, 2009

Hoi Tjarko, tuurlijk wil ik je wat tips geven :) maar dat komt deze week. Ik ben nu in Zuid Frankrijk voor een weekendje, dus aan nieuwe foto's wordt gewerkt ;).

(En tikken met een Frans toetsenbord is echt behoorlijk irritant, dus ik hou het maar kort)

Groeten, Justin

Tjarko Evenboer on March 29, 2009

Hah, ben benieuwd! Geniet van je weekend in dat geval.

Groeten, Tjarko

Madidi on April 23, 2009

Wonderful shot of this iconic scene Justin: excellent colours and sharp detail.

Warm Regards,


jhk on April 24, 2009

Thanks very much Séan for those kind words. Always appreciate your visits!

Kind regards,


jhk on May 18, 2009

That must have been great Green Irish Eagle to stay in such a hotel in the centre of Venice! We also stayed until late at night in Venice, and it's totally different at night indeed.

Kind regards,


Angelo Ferraris on March 4, 2011

Like 1, very nice gallery.


Chick Lam on September 6, 2011

Like the water, and the unique structure of the bridge. Very nice warm colors of the buildings against the blue sky and the water.

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Photo taken in Venezia-Murano-Burano, Venezia, Italy

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    by jhk
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
    • Taken on 2005/07/15 14:35:43
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