Friday, October 12, 2012

Canottieri Sile

photos by Tamás Fehér

A little ways north of Mestre and the shore of the Venetian lagoon,
is a city called Treviso.
Like so many cities and towns in the region, Treviso was part of the Venetian Republic, and if you look around, you might find a winged lion here and there.

There are lots of canals and small rivers running through the region,
and Treviso is no exception. 
The above photo shows the Societa' Canottieri Sile Treviso - a rowing club on the Sile River (which flows into the Venetian lagoon).

Peruse the official website of the Canottieri Sile and you'll see that they are aggressive in seated rowing styles, but it appears that they have also taken part in the Regata Storica - rowing in the way of their Venetian ancestors.
I suspect it was on board the boat we see covered in this shot:

These photos were both shot from the Lungosile Mattei - a road that follows the Sile River.  These images were both taken in the evening;
they appear to be somewhat long exposures, giving the river an interesting appearance, especially with boats blurring through the shot.
If you click on them you can see them in larger format.

The website for the Societa' Canottieri Sile Treviso is:

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