National Geographic : 1957 Jun
© National Geographic Society 792 Kodachrome by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Staff Grand Canal, Venice's Main Street, Serves Two Miles of Princely Palaces Gothic arches and Venetian tracery adorn the Renaissance palace at left. Striped pilings carry the owners' colors. Gondola wears black to comply with medieval law, but the bright awning lightens its funereal aspect. Distant church of Santa Maria della Salute (1631-87) commemorates Venice's deliverance from plague.