During my latest visit to La Serenissima, I snapped a fair number of pictures.
While crossing a bridge I spotted this little piece of Venezia.
It happens a hundred times a day, I'm sure, but it's still very interesting.
The canals are often tight,
tighter when two boats have to pass each other,
and even tighter still when there's a third boat moored in the
place where they are passing.
The solution is often...a foot on the wall.
Here we see a gondolier with his foot planted as he makes room for
one of Venice's ubiquitous water taxis.
Having watched guys in Venice, and seen some of the tight passages
they need to navigate through, I'm sure this maneuver is quite helpful.
To read more on the subject, go to my post: