Picturit

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photoblog image ....Next stop is.....

....Next stop is.....

IF I were to become the pilot I would feel like this HA..........

 

 

 

....Next stop is.....

IF I were to become the pilot I would feel like this HA..........

 

 

 

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 17 Apr 2017, 00:42
Captain Astrid at the controls....
Picturit: I added this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acnt3r6z5ns I think that would have been something.....
It was kind of busy on the boat and it was warm and the pilot had the door open.
Astrid.
Let 'er rip!
Picturit: Anchor aweigh and cast off HA.... wouldn't that be something.
Astrid.
Oh nice shot, Astrid.
Picturit: Thank you, Frank. It was warm and busy on the boat and the pilot had the door open, you know me, I like to see 'how it is done'...
They have a computer that tells them the weight of the boat and to say stop when too many people are on board. (before that happens he already put a stop to that)
Astrid.
Very nice - I like your "at the controls" shot!!
Picturit: Thank you, Elizabeth. As I told Frank, the door was open to the wheel-house and you know me...
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 Apr 2017, 06:06
Did you get a chance to steer, Astrid?
Picturit: No way, Lisl, he was already a little annoyed that I took pictures, I made sure he was not in it.
Astrid.
As long as it's not a building.The wippers are a nice detail.
Picturit: I wonder if those wipers will do a good job with heavy rain... I will make sure I stay in the middle of the canal HA.
Astrid.
The glory of this place on a calm day is delightful, Astrid. I can picture you wanting to take charge of a boat on this Grand Canal.
Picturit: Don't you think that would be so cool... and of course I would NOT take any passengers, full throttle to the end HA...like in the movies...
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2017, 06:53
I can just see you doing this Astrid
Picturit: I think I can do this, will be fun to be in command...have to make sure I don't overrun and gondolier though HA HA.
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Apr 2017, 08:04
I see that you are supporting the pilot along the Canale Grande- I love this view!
Picturit: This was fun to see it from this point-view... and now it was not busy at all. I think it will be insane in Tourist Season...
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Apr 2017, 08:16
So did you get to drive? Now that would have been a lot of fun; I'd have the throttles full open smile There are some fine shots in the video; I'd love have a go at taking off from an aircraft carrier. Brakes on, throttles full open, brakes off and POW....!! .
Picturit: Don't you love the video, amazing how they can take off from a carrier at such a short distance... I so love the music too. But then, I love all the marine and naval things (when I was 16 I wanted to join the Navy, maybe a good thing I never did. It still is a men's world.
Astrid.
I am not sure Venice is ready for this Lady P
Picturit: I doubt it too, but the thought is very appealing HA...
I know I see too many movies.
Astrid.
I think you could have made a fine pilot Astrid, or many other things if you wanted.
Picturit: Thank you, Chad. I think so too. Sometimes we need 3 lives to make thing possible... but then, I am glad with what I have done so far..
Astrid.
From here a lot to see and quite a few obstacles to avoid at the same time.
Picturit: Indeed, I wonder how they do it in tourist season??
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Apr 2017, 10:44
Ah, lovely - it jogs memories of my visit to Venice so long ago.
Picturit: I think Venice is unique and we both really enjoyed it. I loved the part traveling the water ways.
Astrid.
Wouldn't you love it, Astrid. Do you need a first mate, a second mate?
Picturit: You are welcome anytime, we will have a blast...
Astrid.
Nice to get the drivers eye view.
Picturit: I thought so too, a lot of responsibility.
Astrid.
"Seeing how it's done" reminded me of you going down into the bowels of the building in NYC to photograph! Great perspective - open doors are the right invitation!
Picturit: Indeed, that was so much fun and after that I had a wonderful talk with the doorman who had surgery on the head. Is he back full time??
On the way back the pilot of the plane left the door open too (before we left, the door was closed shut)... HA, took a picture....
Astrid.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Apr 2017, 07:40
Jolie vue sur ces grandes maisons.
Picturit: The houses and the canals in Venice are so unique, so wonderful.
Astrid.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 18 Apr 2017, 08:41
Tu es à  Venise ? Quelle chance !
JP
Picturit: Yes indeed, we spend 7 days in Venice and we saw a lot and even beyond that.
Astrid.
i am sure that he was quite patient with you and let you take the helm for a minute or two Astrid...
a beautiful shot of the canal....petersmile
very nicely shot, Astrid. i like the view from the water taxi. there is even a side view mirrorsmile and the scene ahead has a strong Venice impression indeed.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2017, 23:00
Lovely photo smile

You have a vivid imagination ;-)

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