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Day 19: Friday, April 29, 2005
It's 6:44 AM, and we have arrived in Venice!
Photos by Pat Tyler

Canale di San Marco, Venice Arrival - 042905-644a
We were in what is known as Canale di San Marco. After passing through the narrow entrance to Laguna Veneta, we passed by Lido Island which protects the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea.
It was a misty gray morning, and the colors were well muted.

San Giorgio Church - tower-(450)-042905-644a
The Campanile at San Giorgio Church

The bell tower was wrapped in scaffolding when we were in Venice.
We noticed that one part of the city or another was constantly under repair.

Santa Maria della Salute Basilica

This church campus marks the beginning of the famous Grand Canal of Venice.
The entrance to the canal is near the right edge of the picture.

Le Zitelle Church
Turning into the larger Canale Della Giudecca, tug boats come to meet us
while Le Zitelle dominates the distant shoreline.

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