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Venice

maggie mccall | Venice Canal

Venice Canal

Venice is almost defined by its canals, with more than 150 waterways meandering through the city and traversed by over 400 bridges. Smaller canals crisscross the city and most originated as naturally occurring inlets and channels between the marshy islands of the Laguna Venezia. Buildings were initially constructed on pilings set into the layers of sand and clay and over time were fortified with stone and brick to create more permanent dwellings.
maggie mccall | Santa Maria della Salute in shadow at night in Venice, Italy

Santa Maria della Salute in shadow at night in Venice, Italy

Santa Maria della Salute, is a Roman Catholic church & minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy. It stands on the narrow finger of Punta della Dogana, between the Grand Canal & the Giudecca Canal, at the Bacino di San Marco, making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so-called plague churches.