words and pics about living and raising a child in Venice
Peaceful shot. Inviting. I want to walk around the corner to see what's there.
Truth be told, Richard, in light of day there's not much at all around the left corner of the image, and little more to the right. In fact, it's an area I've passed many times without giving it a 2nd look. But with the low tide, and darkness, and from a very specific angle which, to be honest, one would never really have access to during the course of an ordinary day, it becomes much more mysterious.
I was once told that the side canals are no more than 3-4 feet deep normally...is that really true??
I'd estimate at least 4 feet, Helen, and probably just a little more, but without actually standing in one of them I don't trust my estimate. Also should we consider the subsidence of building lining the canals when thinking about how deep they are (were intended to be)? Perhaps not relevant... Probably more to the point would be how recently the rio in question has been dredged--so that what might very well be a 5 foot deep channel when dredged could, if allowed to go too long without dredging, become much more shallow. It's hard for me to imagine that there are rii that are just 3 feet deep--but they may have become so because of a lack of upkeep.
Wonderful shot.Rob C
Thank you, Rob.