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Venice, the storied city situated in a lagoon off the northeast corner of Italy, is comprised of 117 small islands, 150 canals and 409 bridges. Indeed, her gondolas are her cars, her vaporetti her buses, her canals her roads, and the sweeping S-shaped Grand Canal her major thoroughfare. It would be an understatement to say that she is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities of the world. The immensely creative individuals who called the city home at one time or another include painters, Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto; composer, Vivaldi; astronomer-mathematician, Galileo; lover and general low-life, Casanova… and for a short time in the early 16th century, the universal genius, Leonardo.

Here, walking across a temporary new bridge are a pair of ladies, I believe Japanese, their colorful umbrellas offering some protection from the intense sunlight. The title of the photo is inspired by the scenes of Venice decorating their colorful new umbrellas, and not the wide beam of the ladies crossing the bridge.

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