One of my favorite ways to see Venice is from the front of a vaporetto.
I'll plant myself in one of the bow seats and shoot photos to my heart's content.
I'm not the only one who does this, in fact I'm sure that vaporetto crew see it all day long.
But it really is a fun way to make your way down the Grand Canal.
Here's a series of photos Chris Clarke took a while back, starting from the Rialto Bridge and heading towards Piazza San Marco.
Three beautiful gondolas stand ready to take passengers
along the Fondamenta del Vin.
Another vaporetto crosses paths with a small delivery boat -
packed with goods.
The afternoon sun warms the sides of boats and buildings.
Water taxi and topo.
Families enjoy time on the water as a gondola crosses the canal.
Moored and ready.
Ambulanza, gondola, vaporetto, and water taxi.