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....Boat Friday in Venice....





....Boat Friday in Venice....





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  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Sep 2017, 00:22
Les poteaux pour s'accrocher ne paraissent pas très solides.
Picturit: No indeed and I saw many of those wooden poles being replaced while we were there.
I like those pilings...
Picturit: I got my education there and how much wood was used instead of concrete or other longer living materials.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 22 Sep 2017, 00:58
Great shot, Astrid!

What is the purpose of all those bundles of logs?
Picturit: Thank you, Ray. These bundles have two purposes, one to protect the boats from getting in shallow water and to 'hang on' like the ferry does.
Around Venice they have water routes marked with these bundles of logs, it is a lagune with tides.
It feels a bit otherworldly from this angle!
Picturit: We were on the water-bus around the 'main island' of Venice, we took the route not many tourists take. More to the industrial part of Venice.
This is fabulous, Astrid. I love that your crane is always ready to help out, no matter what. smile
Picturit: Thank you, Ginnie. I am so glad we took the 'other way around' route and we saw the more industrial part of Venice and yes my crane is always ready to go smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Sep 2017, 06:39
Were you on a gondola Astrid?
Picturit: No, we weren't I doubt that the gondolas even come in this industrial part of Venice. We were on a waterbus that not many tourist take. However the things we saw were very interesting in our eyes.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Sep 2017, 06:54
This is an unusual Boat Friday in Venice. I like those bundles of logs!
Picturit: Thank you, Philine. We took the 'other way around' Venice with the waterbus and it shows the more industrial part of the city.
Those logs are something else. I kept looking at them.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Sep 2017, 08:01
Although they are big, the pilings don't look substantial enough to be useful, Astrid
Picturit: Most of the piling are used to mark the 'waterway'. Venice is in a shallow lagune with many waterways and these piles 'lead the way'.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Sep 2017, 08:21
A good place for a Friday shot Astrid, this city is all about the sea.
Picturit: Thank you, Chad. I think I have Boat Fridays pictures 'to sink a ship'... smile grin...
I like the low angle Lady P.Did you take this from a boat?
Picturit: Thank you, Bill. We took the water-bus the 'other way around' Venice and came passed the industrial part. Lots to see. Very interesting to not be in the tourist part too.
Thanks for the explanation you gave Ray about these timbers sticking up from the water, I was wondering what their purpose was as well.
Picturit: We figured out that ourselves for we saw them all over the place and the boats kept the route in between these piles. You are welcome, Brian.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Sep 2017, 13:40
It seems as if these boats are gathering for a Viking funeral.
Picturit: Now that would make a great great pictures if they set fire here... I will be ready with the camera.
Lots of wabi sabi in those bundles of logs!
Picturit: Venice is one big Wabi Sabi.... and sinking... I was sometimes shocked, but you have to know the history and also that most inhabitants leave Venice, it is almost not livable anymore, tourists think it is an amusement park... sad
Not the boats you usually think of when thinking of Venice.
Picturit: Not at all, but they need ferries to go from one side to the other side too. This is the more industrial part of Venice.
  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2017, 23:35
A delightful photograph of the scene.

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