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Dimensions5616 x 3744
Original file size6.88 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Jul-09 11:41
Date modified20-Jul-09 19:25
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length31 mm
Exposure5s at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Canal Grande with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute at dusk, Venice, Italy, Europe

Canal Grande with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute at dusk, Venice, Italy, Europe

The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.

The major Baroque architect in Venice was Baldassarre Longhena. In 1631 he began to build the magnificent Santa Maria della Salute basilica, one of the most beautiful churches in Venice and a symbol of Grand Canal . The classical layout of the façade features decorations and by many statues, the latter crowning also the refined volutes surrounding the major dome.