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terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2011

My Trips - 2

Picture of the Week

I visited Italy in January 1996. While I was there, I spent a couple of days in Venice. The city is composed basically of canals and on the streets one will see nothing but people, I mean no cars at all! Ambulance and fire brigade move in and out on boats that do not exceed 10Km/h! Back in those days, there were just around 200 gondolas, according to the gondola driver who showed me around. They are ALL painted black to mourn the Venetians who resisted the attacks of Napoleonic troops and died protecting their territory. The white bridge on the background was designed by Michelangelo.

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