Aerial view of Venice’s Lido

Aerial view of Venice's Lido

I had obviously read and seen a lot of information about Venice before I went but it wasn’t until flying home that I saw this, the Lido. It is an 11 mile long sandbar which is where a lot of Venetians go for their summer holidays, or at least that was traditionally where they went. Aerial photography has always been something of interest too me even though I rarely get the opportunity to take pictures from a plane.

Della Salute from the Campanile

Della Salute from the Campanile

This photograph was taken from the top of St. Mark’s Campanile, a bell tower in St. Mark’s Square – the main square in Venice, Italy. The weather wasn’t great as there was a lot of sea fog around so this was the best I could do. The photographs from Venice were the first time I used a DSLR camera, the Canon 300D was used which was my dad’s camera at the time.

Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria Della Salute Venice

This photograph shows the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (which roughly translates to the Basilica of St Mary of Health/Salvation), commonly known simply as the Salute. It is a famous church in Venice, placed scenically at a narrow finger of land with the grand canal to the right as we look at it here, there is a waterbus just entering the grand canal in this image.

Gondola on the Grand Canal

This photograph was taken from a waterbus as I travelled down the Grand Canal towards St. Mark’s Square. It was taken whilst on a four day holiday with my grandparents. One of the main things about Venice is transport. There are no roads, no cars and no taxis. The only paths are usually about three foot wide and everything else is on the complex network of waterways and canals coming off the main and central Grand Canal. We took a waterbus along the Grand Canal right the way down to the end at St. Mark’s Square. This was one of the better ones taken over the side of the waterbus.