Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Campo Do Pozzi, This Evening, 9 pm
Of course there's actually only one well (pozzo) still to be found in this campo, not two, but the pleasant bar pictured above makes up for the missing one. It's a favorite place for members of my rowing club (or remiera) to relax and find refreshment after a particularly taxing uscita (or outing), and is generally much more of a local hangout than tourist place. Before Sunday afternoon games of the Venetian soccer team you'll sometimes find groups of fans in green, orange and black fortifying themselves for the action ahead. I snapped this picture on the way home from my own practice session at the remiera tonight--I'm trying to get the hang of vogata alla valesana (a solo form of rowing using two crossed oars)--and was reminded yet again how very much I need a tripod: leaning the camera against the corner of a building and trying to hold it still for a slow shutter speed has some serious limitations.