The façades of numerous Gothic-era buildings in Venice, especially those that overlook the Grand Canal, display the tendency to demonstrate a substantial degree of “entropiombo”. In other words, the structure is not quite a vertical plane but rather tends toward a
slightly sloped surface. Presently, this phenomenon is the subject of analysis and study by historians and restorers which have found the slope to be a "design" choice and are attempting to identify the construction traditions of the times, rather than the "rules" of
construction. The slope of the façade (assumed to be a design decision) might have been necessary to the special systems of connection between the vertical and horizontal elements, the arrangement of the floor slabs or the type of foundation. This theorized warping “by design” is accentuated by other warping due to subsidence and settling, localized or general, of the buildings which are always displayed in Venetian structures.
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papagolf21 (103764) 2012-11-18 1:30
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Magnifique prise de vue de ce canal à travers Venise. Les vieux et vénérables immeubles bordant le canal sont de toute beauté ainsi que le pont rejoignant les ruelles.
carlo62 (50800) 2012-11-18 1:39
una bella immagine di Venezia, diversa dalle solite mete turistiche, ma che guarda più alla vita tranquilla vita di tutti i giorni. Molti i particolari architettonici che si vedono.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-11-18 1:41
Hello Maria - What an interesting note to accompany your lovely shot. I like the decaying look of the buildings lining the canal. It bares testament to the ravages of water over the years and shows the hidden face of Venice rather than the pristine aspects that we so often see. One gets a real feel for the challenges of living in such an environment and one can easily imagine what a stinking polluted series of waterways one had to negotiate to get around. Warm regards rosemary
Didi (60588) 2012-11-18 1:54
I feel a little bit a cold ambiance because the sunlights are missing; it was not your fault.
I have done a WS
brianmcc (6219) 2012-11-18 3:16
the colours and tones are very natural here in this back street venice scene. your viewpoint is excellent to guide the viewer along the street and beyond the bridge. excellent depth of field and detail.
have a great sunday,
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-11-18 5:22
Splendid composition from Venice with specific atmosphere. Very good this POV. Congratulations!
All the best!
danos (99816) 2012-11-18 7:25
Μαρία γεια σου,
τυπική Βενετσιάνικη 'γωνιά' με τις προσόψεις των πολύχρωμων σπιτιών που βλέπουν στο κανάλι να είναι υπέροχες.Το χαρακτηριστικό γεφυράκι συμπληρώνει το σκηνικό,αλλά η απορία μου πάντα είναι πως ζούνε αυτοί οι άνθρωποι μέσα στο στάσιμο σχεδόν νερό,τι κουνούπια και τι υγρασία υποφέρουν το Καλοκαίρι και τον Χειμώνα αντίστοιχα.
mohammad_H (10034) 2012-11-18 7:26
Best view of Venice, with beautiful old historic homes
Well, you look very attractive and Paul
The start of a good day and enjoy every second of life.
siudzi (34141) 2012-11-18 7:36
I've never been in Venice but I'm sure this is an unique place with all these beautiful buildings and canals.
Well seen and executed post with good sense of depth.
tober (8797) 2012-11-18 7:52
Hi Maria, one can get lost in those narrow channels of Venice. You have chosem a very tranquil and tourist-less spot, from which you present the silent aspect of thie beautiful town. Best regards.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-11-18 8:11
Γειά σου Μαρία!
Δεν ξέρω γιατί τα στιγμιότυπα από την Βενετία έχουν κάτι από αναστεναγμό! Ισως ρομαντικό, ή γοητείας, ή νοσταλγίας, ίσως και τον αναστεναγμό των φυλακισμένων, καναλιών που με τα γεφυράκια σαν αυτό μετατρέπονται σε γραφικότητα και τραγούδι μέσα στην ζωγραφιά! Πολύ όμορφη επιλογή
dkmurphys (60709) 2012-11-18 8:25
Splendid canal scene. I like the POV and the picturesque result. Well seen!
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-18 8:37
very nice composition,
of this wonderful place on earth
Good POV and colors
I like the contrasts,
have a nice evening
Noel_Byrne (32094) 2012-11-18 8:56
This really is a treat for fans of architecture, so many different designs and buildings to enjoy, and the canal leading the eyes perfectly into the shot. Lovely set of colours too, this looks a wonderful place to live. Thanks also for the great note!
All the best
Sonata11 (33961) 2012-11-18 9:08
fantastic pov and wonderful capture of Venice facades from a fabulous POV. Splendid colors, sharpness,clarity and contrasts. Also is an amazing tanquil atmosphere ! Very nice result! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-18 9:26
I like your Venice better than the fake Venice we have in Las Vegas. Beautiful architectures, nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-18 10:21
right POV fop a nice perspective, nice part of Venizia out from the usual tourist routes, excellent depth and sharp and nice colors...
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-11-18 11:15
a very nice shot that greatly gives that wonderful image of venice. the colors are also looking so natural that provides a depth and efficiency.
cornejo (43859) 2012-11-18 11:24
Hi Maria, this is a very pretty picture of this lovely view of the canal between the interesting facades. Lovely image with good pov. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
ourania (47784) 2012-11-18 11:33
πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα, συναρπαστική και γοητευτική αυτή η πλευρά της Βενετίας. Οι υφές και οι λεπτομέρειες, που απέδωσες πολύ πιστά, μαρτυρούν την παλαιότητα των κτηρίων και τις συνθήκες που επικρατούν εκεί. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το απαλό φως και μελαγχολική και ρομαντική διάθεση που αποπνέει η εικόνα. Η επανάληψη των αρχιτεκτονικών μοτίβων, το εξαιρετικό βάθος, η προοπτική και η χρωματική αρμονία μας βυθίζουν ευχάριστα μέσα στο κάδρο. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά και καλή εβδομάδα,
pajaran (62506) 2012-11-18 12:30
Bio sam kao mlad covek u Veneciju, ostala mi je u lepom secanju.
Lep pogled na kanal, most i kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, konitrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija.
Lep most i stara arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
I was a young man in Venice, we stayed in a nice memory.
A beautiful view of the canal, bridges and houses ...
Good sharpness clip, konitrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good lyrics and compositions.
Nice bridge and old architecture.
Good evening and all the best.
jmdias (65561) 2012-11-18 13:19
nice angle catching the typical façades of venice. the damages of the time and the beauty of these addornments are ever evident. TFS.
macjake (69775) 2012-11-19 1:17
I know for a fact that this shot of yours is going to be very popular for you :)
for people like myself who have never been to Italy or Venice, its so easy to sit back and just enjoy all the rustic charm thats evident everywhere!
how could anyone not love this place.
a very interesting note you have written too.
lovely shot, even despite the weather and lighting you faced.
Royaldevon (40292) 2012-11-19 2:03
Who wouldn't be impressed by this very 'honest' view of Venice. Even the peeling stucco surfaces have a distict beauty!
A fine pov, using the guide lines well and capturing the details with an excellent sharpness.
Have a lovely day,
mirosu (16273) 2012-11-19 3:26
Beautiful photo from Venice. I was there in August, excellent place to visit.
A great use of colors. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the water canal with surrounding buildings and the pedestrian bridge in the middle. Well seen and captured. Have a nice week.
Hansaphotos (8253) 2012-11-19 5:39
This is a lovely shot from Venice that let us really admire the old facades along the canal. Splendid details and the colours seems to be well rendered. Thanks for the interesting note. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
ikeharel (73549) 2012-11-19 8:30
Even there are many photos on TE about Venezia - never beeing tired seeing yet another place in this unique town.
What I find here most impressive is the angel taken this, gave an impression like the canal "disappearing around a corner"...
lovely taken, fine colors and clarity.
adramad (46944) 2012-11-19 9:17
Delicious composition with this narrow channel, which offers all the charm and old textures of these facades, facing the POV is ideal in channel bottom with bridges.
Very good light and lovely pastel colors, the most enjoyable.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-11-20 1:15
My Dear Maria,
Very nice shot of the Canal of Venice, but only the gondolas are missing in the frame.Good sharpness, contrast and perspective and beautiful colors.Very well one.TFS.
Cricri (121227) 2012-11-20 5:33
Tout le charme de Venise sur cette image bien cadrer, rendu des détails et des couleurs, la beauté des maisons qui borne le canal, très jolie
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-20 9:21
what a fascinating view! Very nice and natural colors, a great perspective and really very beautiful. I like your approach on this famous place a lot. My compliments also for the nice notes!
Graal (103034) 2012-11-20 23:52
very nice view from Venice. Typical canal and bridges. Good POV and composition. Pity that old historic walls are a little damaged. Nice photowork.
Have a nice day.
delpeoples (58804) 2012-11-22 22:10
Kalispera dear Maria
Ahh la Serenissima! There is no other place like it in the world. I love the shabby chic nature of the architecture. The buildings have been beautifully detailed and your colour is good. The sky was not helping you here, but you overcame it and delivered an excellent photo of Venice.
Warm regards, geia sou
jemaflor (99075) 2012-11-26 2:01
Lovely Venice, good pov with bridge and beautiful colourful houses, good light management, tfs.
Angshu (56760) 2012-11-29 2:20
A typical picture from Venice...almost a postcard from the inside of this amazing city...its dark waterways, the peeling walls, the bridges. A strikingly practical picture which is well captured
bona (13737) 2013-02-04 8:37
nice capture of this narrow channel of Venice. I like the facedes but the most I like was the bridges. Nicely capture.