and creates all kinds of problems for people to solve who are left in it's wake.
And I DO mean "wake",
because an "ambulanza" creates QUITE a WAKE on it's way to whatever destination it is speeding to or from.
I've witnessed several of these passes, but on one occasion I was at the top of the Rialto bridge when this sucker went flying by.
I heard the siren as it approached, managed to snap only two shots of the actual vessel before it was gone, but the telltale signs were clear in the waters of the Canale Grande afterward.
Of course we've been here before,
On this very bridge in fact.
In my post "Ambulance Aftermath", we looked at a similar scenario, and analyzed the various ways gondoliers dealt with that notorious wake.
On this occasion, the gondolier in the shot handled it like a pro!
Look at his passengers.
They seemed to take it all in stride, smiling and enjoying their cruise.
He rode it out, and just kept on rowing.
And they got back to the business of snapping those all-so-important bucket-list photos (this one being on a gondola with the Rialto in the background).
Meanwhile, THIS guy, shows up after it's all gone down,
and says "Hey guys, did I miss anything?"
For further reading, consult my post
"What to do when you're a gondolier in Venice and an ambulance boat approaches"