Friday, October 26, 2012


photo by Tamás Fehér

Venice isn't all tourism and gondolas.
Many different kinds of large ships dock and depart in the lagoon.
This shot was taken from the water while navigating past the north-east tip of Venice, in an area where several drydock facilities operate.

This Dutch cargo ship, the Dolfijngracht was floating in one of the drydock slips.
It's not clear whether the Dolfijngracht was waiting to be drydocked, emerging from a drydocking, or if the ship was simply using the large slip for mooring purposes.

I'm fascinated with this part of the city.
Thus far I haven't had much time to explore it, but I've investigated it quite a bit through photos and aerial images.
I love how even a shipyard building looks like part of a modest palazzo.

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