Venice -- the only place where you can get seasick by crossing the street. (Anonymous)
Water buses, barges, fast-speed boats and of course, gondolas... Canal Grande looked so busy sometimes every boat seemed to be going in a different direction. Then, I was amused when I saw this: I caught a moment when four gondoliers made this formation as if they were rowing side by side.
Volume of traffic on major waterways in Venice can be pretty high during rush hours. It always amazes me how well they maneuver their vessel to avoid accidents. But as on any street, there are people who tend to speed to the point of breaking traffic rules. To make the situation better, they now have an innovative system (called ARGOS) installed to monitor traffic on Canal Grande. It is quite fun to see real-time traffic on the ARGOS website.
Four Gondoliers, Venice, Italy
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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8 x 6 in.
Mat Size: 12 x 10 in. (color: off-white)