it's the "Campanile" in Venice, Italy...or is it?
The dimensions are right, the colors match, but it's not the original.
I actually took this shot in...Las Vegas.
(insert your favorite "GASP" sound here)
Now let's take a look at the whole shot:
If you've been reading the Gondola Blog for a while now,
you've seen the above photo before, in my post from earlier this year entitled "Nightfall in Las Vegas"
Here's a photo of the real thing:
Did you know that Venice's most famous belltower is actually not "the original" either? it's a second version.
Sean Antonioli took some great photos in and around Venezia when he lived there. Here's a link to a post called "Hazy Day in San Marco" featuring a unique view of the Campanile.
And if I'm rounding up photos of something in Venice,
I'd be remiss if I didn't include something from Nereo Zane - his photo in the post "Piazza from a Distance" is a great example of a good long-exposure, and will likely make you want to walk the fondamenta at night.