Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice

Santa Maria della Salute
Santa Maria della Salute

Lately I had been photographing a lot the installation “The Sky Over Nine Columns” by Heinz Mack before it was removed from San Giorgio Maggiore island to reach its next home. But my eye inevitably converged on this terrific sunset over “la Salute”.

Location: Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice.

What to shot: Punta della Dogana and the church “Santa Maria della Salute” are well in range of your standard zooms to teles from this bank next to St. Mark’s Square.

Ideal time to shot: At sunset the sun will set behind the church who is nicely illuminated by lamps. At the beginning of the day it receives the light directly from the rising sun.

Gear: Tele zooms.

How to get there: Public transport water bus station S. Marco S. Zaccaria (line 1, 2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2).

Coordinates: 45°26′00″N 12°20′25″E

26 thoughts on “Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice

    1. You are right, i like it particularly when the sun set down and the sky still keeps some lightning in its lower part; there is much less contrast between the city and the sky!

  1. Great shot. If my memory is right, it’s called “Salute” because it was built at a time when Venice had avoided the plague, or at least had been affected by the plague less than other cities. “Salute” means “health” in Italian, I believe. I love the building, but always thought it looked a bit out of place for its surroundings — a touch too large. Again, a lovely photo.

    1. Hi Loren24250! You are right, “Salute” means “health” in Italian. The church was built to celebrate the end of the great plague of 1630-31. The city of Venice was severely hit, 46,000 people died, it was the 30% of Venice’s population. Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  2. There is only one word to describe this photograph: Gorgeous. Such a beautiful photograph. The colours, the sunset, gorgeous.

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