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Venetian lagoon

Approaching Venice across the shallow marshes and lagoon. Venice would have been built on terrain like this, thousands of wooden piles driven deep into the soft ground and topped with rubble and stone

comments (15)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 17 Feb 2011, 03:41
Visuals from the air are always so intriguing.
Amazing shot and detail of the land below. Very cool.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2011, 07:41
If water level rise a few centimetres: what then? It all looks so precarious
I love these bird's eye views.
It makes one realise how much energy went into building Venice all those years ago.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Feb 2011, 10:50
You can only appreciate his from the air.
  • Sidney
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2011, 13:12
Wow... I did not know that !
Excellent coverage of Venice !
I think I would be nervous living there after what you say.Its very clever how they have done it. smile
Great again: I've never seen the lagoon like that. Nicely done.
have a nice day.
Super shot of the terrain John. It's got an unreal look like a drawing
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2011, 19:17
beautiful view with the snaking river and nice colors.
Better than google earthsmile
So interesting! Amazing that the city was built in such an environment too.
Great combination of angles and curves, blues and greens, John.
What a great shot, John. Seeing the canals & the city from this height gives it another dimension altogether. Wonderful!

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