Panorama over Venice – Venice, Italy

St Mark’s Campanile is still under restoration however you can still go up to the top to get a panorama over Venice. You can click on the following images to see a larger version of the panorama. Please feel free to use my images under the Creative Commons Non-Commerical Licence. Related Posts: – How To […]

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Piazza San Marco – Venice, Italy

My hotel was just off the square so getting up early and getting to the square in the morning was easy. I should have asked for an early morning coffee along with my wake up call The square was clear except for the foundation work around the tower and the scaffolding on the church. As […]

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dcartier - July 4, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Hi Ramesh – I have only been to Venice once, but I imagine it is difficult to take a bad shot in such evocative surroundings. However, you have really nailed it here – the “from within the loggia” perspective of the Campanile and Basilica reminds me that I must return — soon!!
Thanks, David

ram - July 5, 2013 - 7:29 am

Thanks David – I agree, it’s a beautiful place. Timing matters in so far as good weather and no scaffolding or repair work. Both the colosseum in Rome and the basilica in Venice were under repair when I went. Would be nice to find a website which lists such things for all the major iconic buildings around the world.

Church of San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice, Italy

I had brought along the Lee Big Stopper filter and had not found an opportunity to use it. So when I stood gazing over at the church, I wondered what the water would look like when taken with a 10 stop ND filter. This second image was taken with Lee 10 stop ND filter. I […]

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Caffe Florian – Venice, Italy

The Caffe Florian is in the Piazza San Marco and is one of the oldest coffee houses in continuous operation. It has a really beautiful, artsy interior. The coffee of course is amazing but I was drinking whilst it was occupied by many people. So no photos. The following day, as I was doing the […]

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Venetian Gondola’s – Venice, Italy

The gondola is a traditional flat bottomed rowing boat which is an icon of Venice. The four hundred or so gondolas in operation are all primarily used for tourists and the fixed costs can be quite surprising. Typically starting at 80 Euros for a 45 minute ride. If you are a couple enjoying a romantic […]

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Bridge of Sighs – Venice, Italy

Built in 1602, Lord Byron gave it its name in the 19th century. By the time the bridge was built prisoners did not cross the bridge any more and so Byron’s suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their last sight of Venice, was not entirely accurate. Due to its position and from where it can […]

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Rialto Bridge – Venice, Italy

It was cold and overcast throughout my stay in Venice. I was unlucky with the weather and so had to contend with just the beauty of Venice, without decent weather. The Rialto Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Grand Canal between the districts of San Marco and San Polo. For a bridge that […]

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Vatican City & Rome Panorama – Rome, Italy

There is a viewing platform at the base of the lantern from where you can enjoy an unparalleled panorama over Rome. You have the option of taking the elevator or the stairs, the latter being a bit cheaper. At the foot of the dome you can walk onto the roof terrace, from where you get […]

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Castel Sant’Angelo – Rome, Italy

The Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum (Mausoleum of Hadrian). Like most ancient architecture in Rome it is now a museum and you can go up to the parapets for a view across the Tiber River. I had a lot to do in Rome […]

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Travel Photography Essential Equipment

My essential gear and accessories for travel photography need to fit into one backpack that I can carry on to the plane. This image embodies what travel photography means to me. I planned and booked the hotel for this view, stayed on the roof for 2 hours during the sunset and used a tripod, polariser, […]

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