The WordPress Weekly Photo challenge this week is grand.
Here are some views of the Grand Canal, Venice. The Grand Canal is one of the main traffic routes in Venice and is crossed by 4 bridges. The traffic on the canal is constant – you can take a water bus (vaparetto), private taxi or gondola (usually just tourists use this mode of transport). Everything that needs to be delivered to the hotels, houses and businesses arrives by water and is unloaded onto very narrow, wooden jetties which looks very risky but somehow it all works very well. I enjoyed just sitting, sipping a cooling drink, watching all the comings and goings on the water.
The first is a view across the Grand Canal to the buildings of the Fondamenta della Salute with the San Giorgio Maggiore church in the distance.