Venice: The Grand Canal

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The Grand Canal from the Accademia Bridge

Angel carving, Rialto Bridge

Blue sky and clouds, Grand Canal from the Accademia Bridge

Palazzi, Grand Canal

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Grand Canal from the Ponte degli Scalzi

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Gondolier on the Grand Canal

In 1495, the French Ambassador to Venice called the Grand Canal “the most beautiful street in the world.” Beautiful, unique and mesmerizing to this day.

Have a beautiful weekend, dear friends. I will be back on Sunday with the wrap up to Venice Week and a very special surprise.

much love,



  • Since you mentioned me being the first one to comment all week (you seem to post just as I sit down at my desk, checking mail and blogs) I thought I better continue today! ;-)

    These photos are so stunning, I love the colouring and the architecture. You are showing off Venice in its very best light! Have a lovely weekend xo

    November 17, 2012
  • Oh Georgianna, these are pure magic! The way you have processed the photos makes them look like some miniature fairytale world.

    November 17, 2012
  • Lavender Cottage

    Imagine living along this ‘street’ ! Awesome photos G.

    November 17, 2012
  • The last photo in particular is really very wonderful.

    November 17, 2012
  • Wow, beautiful :)! Really want to go there someday! Have a nice weekend!

    November 17, 2012
  • Indeed it is! Love your shots of Venice and how YOU saw it. Love that place, though next time I go it will have to be during a cooler time of the year.

    November 17, 2012
  • venice is magical and enchantment after enchantment.

    thank you.

    November 17, 2012
  • I have loved this series of photos that you have shared with us. When I was younger the only places I wanted to visit was Wales, Scotland and England. I didn’t even want to visit the other states here in the US. Thanks to the internet and the beautiful work of people like you there is a much longer list of places I would like to see. Venice is now added to the list. :-)
    ps…I love the texture in these photos!

    November 17, 2012
  • Your photos are beautiful! They look like paintings!

    November 17, 2012
  • WOW the canal is so breathtaking! Really beautiful photos sweet G. Have a beautiful Sunday and love to you!!

    November 18, 2012
  • Eadaoin

    Your Venice photos are absolutely gorgeous G, you make me really want to visit the city! I hope you’ve been well, I will send you an email update very soon xx

    November 18, 2012
  • Such wonderful photos. So dreamy. I just love them.


    November 18, 2012
  • Gorgeous painterly (and dreamy) images from Venice. You make me want to pack my bags and go there now. :) It’s getting so dark and cold here now. Hope you’re having a great weekend. xo

    November 18, 2012
  • Las imágenes son preciosas, me encanta el efecto y la textura que has aplicado!! Un abrazo grande.

    November 18, 2012
  • oh how beautiful… your images combined with the rich textures are just scrumptious….it is always a pleasure to visit your inspiring blog.

    November 18, 2012
  • Goodness.

    My goodness!

    November 18, 2012
  • Ritva from Finland

    Oh, these pictures are almost unreal… they’re so beautiful, magical…when I’m looking at them,it’s like I’m in Venice though I’ve never been there. Thank you for these pictures!

    November 19, 2012
  • I say: Wow!
    … but I prefer the last… ;-)

    November 20, 2012
  • A Garden of Threads

    Stunning!!! I love the painterly effect.

    November 20, 2012
  • Vesna

    Love your high key approach with beautiful pastel tones and fine texture work, Georgianna! Delightful image of the Grand Canal! xoxo

    November 21, 2012
  • Venice as a watercolour…beautiful photos, as always, georgianna. My faves being the top pic and the gondolier, an unusual view. Well done!

    As to the floods, I’m glad you have captured these magnificent scenes; they may be all that is left for the future, the way things are going! Thank you! :O)

    November 23, 2012
  • Wow, such gorgeous, dreamy, beautiful and romantic photos!! They are picture postcard perfect….!!! ♥♥♥

    November 26, 2012
  • OMG, these photos are truly amazing!!! soo soo beautiful! i want to go there right now!

    Sandy a la Mode

    November 27, 2012
  • Stunning, Georgianna!

    Happy Holidays,

    December 1, 2012

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