The Venice's Lagoon has always fascinated me. It is a unique and inapproachable (without a boat, of course) natural environment. Up to some years ago, local population had a very close relationship with the lagoon and its canals, mainly in order to fish and move from an island to another one. Unfortunately, nowadays things has changed, and not in a better way. There are fewer and fewer people who live into the lagoon, and even less who respect it. Many people prefer motor boats. However, an old tradition seems to stay alive against the generational changes: the “Venetian rowing”. This is a caracteristic way of rowing that lets a single person, with a single or two oars, to lead a little wooden boat, without rudder and keel, because of the low backdrop of the lagoon. The rower have to stay upright, looking ahead, trying to spot the shallows along his way. I took this photo from St. Giuliano Park, north Lagoon.

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