Living on the water

This dwelling in Venice has not only a private bridge but also its own steps down to the water of the canal.

I wonder if that is their boat to the rear of the bridge, or if they have one they moor at the foot of the water stairs?

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29 responses to “Living on the water

  1. Such a pretty little spot. Could the water have been lower at another point when the steps were built?

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    • That’s quite possible, Sue. Sometimes, they isolate a canal, pump out the water, and do inspection/maintenance work on the foundations. It’s not an easy city for maintenance, that’s for sure.

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  2. Bert

    That’s the Rio delle Gorne, and the house is part of the Arsenale.

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  3. I wonder if sleeping on a water-bed wth pictures of Venice above it would be a good compromise? One could add to the excitement combine it with eating Venetian biscuits while listening to Gustav Mahler.

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  4. Nice house. I have just finished reading The Gondola Maker. Quite a short read but ok. It had quite mixed reviews on Amazon. I’m gald I didn’t live in those days. It all sounds quite ‘romantic’ but in many ways quite grim. Get rid of the tourists and I’ll take today’s Venice instead please.

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    • Well, maybe we can keep the tourists who stay at least a week, and who understand that Venice isn’t a theme park, Andrew. Then, I agree with you. The hoards of day-tripping tour folks sure make it unpleasant. It must be a nightmare for the Venetians trying to get around in their own city.

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  5. Whether it’s a canal, lake or ocean there’s nothing better than having a little piece of water in front of you.

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  6. Maybe they keep the stairs clear in case of company coming.

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  7. I reckon I could live in that house.

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  8. For the first week or so in Venice every time I lie down to sleep I can feel the slosh of the water….as though I were on a boat. I’m on land but I think it’s just getting my sea legs back for the vaporetto. I just relax and enjoy it.
    I think that I, too, am a fair weather sailor. But wouldn’t mind trying living on a houseboat….or a sailboat or….

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  9. A unique way to live. We have houseboats here. I think they are lovely, but I don’t think I’d want to live in one, especially when it’s stormy.

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    • Those Victorian houseboats are very attractive, but I’d agree, they could get exciting during inclement weather. You can find out for me how they deal with removal of sewage, please.

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  10. Home maintenance never ends, even in the most beautiful city in the world, Randallo.

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  11. A classic! The shutter needs a little work, however…

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