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Still under siege February 19, 2007

Posted by dorigo in astronomy, personal, social life, travel.
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This evening I arrived in Venice with a train from Padova at 7PM. It took me about three minutes to get past the crowd pressing to enter the train – forget London-style orderly queues: people were nudging and pushing in all directions.

Once past the crowd, I stopped in front of the train station to take a picture of the setting crescent moon, just two degrees north of brilliant Venus. Notice the crowd. Not extraordinary, but this is a Monday evening.

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1. Guess Who - February 19, 2007
2. Guess Who - February 19, 2007

Another one here (just caught a ferry passing by):

http://turismo.regione.veneto.it/webcam/body.htm

3. Stefan Scherer - February 20, 2007

That’s a cool photo with the Moon and Venus🙂

4. Hank - February 20, 2007

It’s a Monday evening … and in winter. Imagine the summer months when the tourists are out.

5. island - February 20, 2007

Thanks for the webcams, GW. The sun is currently setting on the crowded Piazza San Marco.

Cool stuff.

6. dorigo - February 20, 2007

True, Hank. In summer it’s even worse, but at least one hopes to be away!
Cheers,
T.


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