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.
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.