This was taken at the 2012 Regata Storica.
As is often the case with Nereo Zane, he was in just the right place,
at just the right time to capture this moment of the "big boat from Brenta" as she was about to pass under the Rialto bridge.
We've seen this impressive boat here before, but she is usually seen from the side or the front. The Brentana even looks cool as she leaves you behind, and I understand that during Vogalonga, it happens a lot
More views and information on this unique vessel can be viewed at:
More of Nereo's photos from the 2012 Regata Storica are posted on his blog in the post Regata Storica 2012.