Vegetable Barge, Venice

Vegetable Barge, Venice

Paintings of Venice – The Vegetable Barge

On all my visits to Venice over the years this barge has always been there selling fruit and vegetables.

It’s a colourful sight with it’s ‘sail’ providing shade through the day. The bridge next to it is called the Ponte dei Pugni, and rivals from adjoining neighbourhoods would have had fist-fights on top, trying to knock one another off into the canal. Nowadays it has railings which is more civilised, and there is usually a small dog wandering about.

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January 24, 2015