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Venezia - Cannaregio

Venezia - Cannaregio
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-23
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-19 9:33
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
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Venice - Cannaregio District
The name of the district is thought to derive from Canal Regio, the name given to the channel that runs through the district of St. Job in San Geremia and combining the lagoon of the Grand Canal. And 'one of the most fascinating interpretations but more likely the name comes from a corruption of the ancient Cannarecium that place where reeds grew in large quantities. This hypothesis is confirmed by a document dated 1410 which reads: "Cannaregio imperciochè was chanedo et Paludo with chanelle" and the fact that one of the oldest families in Venice, the Malipiero, settled in this area and used the cane for building the vessels it with fire produced by burning reeds melted pitch, which was used to waterproof boats.
The Cannaregio district is the largest town after the castle, but the most populated. Cannaregio it occupies almost the whole entire part of town north of the Grand Canal, extending from the railway station (low numbers), north of Santa Croce which is connected via the Scalzi Bridge and the Bridge of the Constitution, up to Castle, which is bordered to the east and south almost entirely, with the exception of the parish of St. Canciano bordering the Campo San Bartolomeo, in the San Marco.
The main waterway is the Cannaregio Canal, which connects the Grand Canal and the lagoon. It is the only internal channel of center, in addition to the Grand Canal, to be crossed by boat.
Cannaregio has always been a popular and historic red-light district. The areas located outside the lagoon (King's Bay, Chiovere, St. Jerome) until the seventies were considered infamous because of the high percentage of affected residents. A series of rehabilitation projects, including construction of new housing on former industrial wasteland, has achieved a full recovery of the area.

Venezia – Sestiere Cannaregio
La denominazione del sestiere forse deriva da Canal Regio, la denominazione data al canale che attraversa il sestiere da San Giobbe a San Geremia e che unisce la laguna al Canal Grande. E’ una delle interpretazioni più affascinanti ma più probabilmente il nome deriva da una corruzione dell’antico Cannarecium cioè luogo dove crescevano canne in grande quantità. Tale ipotesi è confermata da un documento del 1410 che recita: “Cannaregio imperciochè era chanedo et paludo con chanelle” e il fatto che una delle più antiche famiglie veneziane, i Malipiero, si insediò in questa zona e utilizzò le canne per costruire le imbarcazioni infatti con il fuoco prodotto dalla combustione della canne si scioglieva la pece che veniva utilizzata per impermeabilizzare le imbarcazioni.
l sestiere di Cannaregio è il sestiere più esteso della città dopo Castello, ma il più popolato. Cannaregio infatti occupa quasi per intero tutta la parte della città a nord del Canal Grande, estendendosi dalla stazione ferroviaria (numeri bassi), a nord del sestiere di Santa Croce a cui è collegato tramite il Ponte degli Scalzi e il Ponte della Costituzione, fino a Castello, con cui confina a est e a sud quasi per intero, con l'esclusione della parrocchia di San Canciano che confina con Campo San Bartolomeo, nel sestiere di San Marco.
La via acquea principale è il Canale di Cannaregio, che collega il Canal Grande con la laguna. È l'unico canale interno del centro storico, oltre al Canal Grande, ad essere attraversato dai vaporetti.

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Hi Silvio
there is houses,sidewalks,but instead of a road as we know it
it's a boulevard of waters..very impressive.
image very sharp,colorful,nice PP
well done

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-19 10:34]

Beautiful perspective of the canal, colorful houses and the daily life in the front of houses, well seen, well done

Hello Silvio,
Very nice capture with an extended details,excellent POV and nice perspective,my regards_Joy

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-10-19 11:48]

HI silvio,
A fine pastel treatment to this lovely Cannaregio Canal, Venice. I like the wide angle shot from a bridge. Beautiful soft ambient of the Venetian architecture on both sides of the Canal.
Very elegant way.
Enjoy your Weekend.

Francis Xavier

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2012-10-19 11:48]

Hello Silvio
Wonderful color and light, and an excellent wide angle in this great view of this Venice that I've loved a lot.
Thanks for sharing. mb

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-10-19 12:32]

Hello Silvio :)

Always splendid Venice, and You showed her in beautiful, pastel colours.
He looks how painting, beautiful work, very showy!

I wish You the nice weekend.
With best wishes.

Olá Silvio
Venezia with so many beautiful colors and details. An incredibleworld of beuty...almost a painting of the place with a cintilant mood
um abraço

Hi Silvio,ciao,
Excellent perpective of this water boulevard,
Nice POV on Venise with a sidewalk,
beautiful colors and light,

Hi Silvio, thanks for sharing this beautiful pastel colored Venetian scene - I love all the details of the various and different houses - and I could, if it would be possible, sit under one of those umbrellas with an aperitif and enjoy the sight for hours ...... see Venice and die ......
Thanks for sharing - have a nice weekend - Monika

Ciao Silvio,
From the angle taken two parallel lines have been created by the rows of buildings.Great depth and the old archetectural styles brought across in good details, well captured.Have a great weekend.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-19 22:24]

Hlelo Silvio

Fantastique vue et compo une mervielle quelle eprspective et iamge quelle vue et cpatage ces facade colorées le canal grandisoe iamge.

Bravo et amitié


Ciao Silvio
beautiful Venice in a wonderful painting. good PP work on a fine capture. good POV, splendid depth and nice softness of colors.
have a nice weekend

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-20 1:58]

Hi Silvio.

This is a similar view from a posting of your earlier, but this has has a pale effect, and very effective it is. The perspective and busy quayside adds to the overall appeal....see Venice and die?, I'd rather see Venice again and again. tfs

stv ;o))

Bonjour Silvio
Very attractive and beautiful soft colors.The use of short focal gives a beautiful perspective
At first sight I thought we were in Burano
You make me want to go back to Venezia
Bon dimanche

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-10-20 8:14]

Ciao Silvio,

Last week on the way from Germany, I was about to go to Venice city Italy. And I had to detour because of a friend and I went to Luxamburg instead. But Venice is still on my list to visit soon. You've taken a wonderful image of this beautiful city. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Sorry, missed this outstanding shot, Silvio!

What a wonderful mood you have captured in this marvelous daily life activity in a city with great history.
The light and exposure are fantastic, and the clouds add mood and charm into the scene.
Good sharpness and clarity with nice details of the facade of the buildings on both sides of the water channel.

Great job!

Have a nice weekend.


Ciao Silvio,

che bello! The colors, POV, reflections on the water are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great piece.

All the best,

Bonjour Silvio,

Très belle photo avec des détails d'architectures incroyables ici et là.
Belle perspective du canal les couleurs sont superbes.Bravo pur cette composition.

Hi Silvio,

The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Buildings. The quality of the light is giving soft colors to the scene. Have a nice day.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-23 9:07]

Ciao Sylvio,

a fantastic picture of architecture of view thinks you just about a wonderful vacation on boat.
Super you have that we congratulate the beautiful perspective shown here there is a beautiful painting.
Beautiful greetings.

I like your Venice canal better than our fake Venice canal at the Venetian Casino. Beautiful scene and nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hi Silvio...nice shot of Venice. I like the post processing giving the look of a colored pencil drawing. Well done.


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