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Grand Canal; Topographic Views

By Scott Gilchrist


View of the north side of the canal, just past Santa Maria Della Salute; The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is the most important canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, but many tourists visit it by gondola. At one end the canal leads into the lagoon near Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin: in between it makes a large S-shape through the central districts ("sestieri") of Venice. It is 3800 m long, 30-90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/4/2008

Topics: architectural exteriors, business, commerce and trade, cityscapes, seascapes, Boats and boating, City planning, Housing, Transportation, Twentieth century
Year: 1996
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