Tuesday, December 29, 2009

view from Canalazzo - Rio dell'Orso

Shot from the vaporetto, here's a photo of the small canal known as the Rio dell'Orso which dead-ends in the Campo Santo Stefano in San Marco. I was lucky to snap the shot just as the statue of Nicolo Tommaseo (a writer known for his involvement with the rebellion against Austrian forces) came into view.
On the left hand side of the photo is one of Venice's most photographed paline. Any time you see a photo taken from the Accademia Bridge toward Piazza San Marco, you'll see a few red and white striped poles. There are many different motifs in pole decoration, but this group of paline are likely responsible for the world's belief that all the poles in Venice are red and white.

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