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We had been riding on a public water bus, a vaporetto, through Venice's Grand Canal. When the vaporetto made a pit stop at the Ferrovia (Rail Road) Station I saw a wide angle mirror reflecting the passengers on the vaporetto. Such mirrors at vaporetto stops must exist for the drivers to make sure the gangways are empty before they pull away.

Venice is unique for its canals that serve as streets, bridges as crosswalks, and the Grand Canal, wider and longer than any of the other canals, as its main boulevard. The Grand Canal, defined by a serpentine shape resembling a backwards letter “S,” has a length of approximately 5 km (3 miles).

For those who have not visited this magnificent city before, but will have an opportunity in the future, I recommend taking a vaporetto through the Grand Canal and and even circumnavigating the city to get a good lay of the land. Meanwhile, I recommend a glance at the map-like areal shot submitted by Massimiliano Raineri.

I will add this to the two group themes Life on the Venetian Canals and City reflections.

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