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Your Scene: The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

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March 16, 2011
  • The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy is one of the city's busiest waterways.
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy is one of the city's busiest waterways. (jimpix )

If Interstate 5 were a canal, it might resemble the Grand Canal in Venice, one of the Italian city's busiest waterways. Times reader "jimpix" captured this scene from the Rialto Bridge at sundown.

The S-shaped waterway starts at St. Mark's Basilica and winds toward Santa Chiara Church. It stretches about two miles, and its average depth is about 17 feet.

Here's a satellite view of the canal:


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Interested in feedback from Los Angeles Times photographers? Come join us at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show March 19 and 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Panel topics include tips for better travel photos and family vacation photos made easy.

View past photos we've featured. To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery. When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when. The more we know about the photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in our daily "Your Scene" posts here. To help us credit you properly, please include your name and city of residence.

-- Jason La

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