The weather this past Sunday was beautiful and the Grand Canal was barely ruffled by currents, winds or motorboat traffic--making it particularly hospitable to both reflections and rowers.
|This image was actually taken yesterday, not Sunday, but I include it here as it was the first gondola I've seen on the Grand Canal in at least 8 weeks (though it carried no passengers).|
Absolutely wonderful! Real "Poster images". Colours and reflections quite incredible. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you like them, Ella, it's hard to do justice to the reality.Delete
Wow -- gorgeous pictures! And nice to see rowers out on such a beautiful day.ReplyDelete
Thank you, RPG, and it's really nice indeed to see rowers on such a calm Grand Canal--as in recent years the water traffic had gotten so heavy, especially with cavalcades of water taxis carrying tourists, that the last time I tried to row on the Grand Canal I found it pretty unpleasant going (and it was on a Sunday evening when I thought the traffic would be lighter!).Delete
Is rowing on the Canal Grande allowed henceforth? Will you go boating soon in the lagoon?ReplyDelete
Yes, you can row everywhere now, and as of last Monday one can go out on the lagoon in one's private boat--but only with immediate family and in accordance with the other social distancing measures still in place (eg, we took a friend out to see a boat for sale on Mazzorbo, near Burano, and we all wore masks and kept a proper distance between us while looking at the boat, as we would have in the center of the city. In our boat we even kept the proper distance from the friend to whom we gave a ride.)Delete