Weekly Photo Challenge : Contrasts


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My photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge is taken in Venice harbour, and shows the contrast between what is called a ‘Super Yacht’, and one of the small craft, possibly a water taxi, that take people around the harbour.   I found an interesting article on ths yacht, which is owned by the richest lady in Austria, Heidi Horten.  She married the late Helmut Horten in 1966, when she was 25 and he was 57, and inherited his US 1 billion fortune in 1987, when she became a very rich widow, and has continued to grow her fortune.    You can read the story of the yacht here : http://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht/superyacht-carinthia-vii.html.

How the other half lives!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 20:08:55

    Thanks for the nice story!

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  2. lizbert1
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 22:48:26

    Lovely story on the super yacht but what about the contrast between the cruise ships and water taxis?? Its the cruise ships that worry me ( and a large proportion of the Venetians ) most. Great post!

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  3. the dune mouse (CybeleMoon)
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 16:35:43

    Indeed!!! wonderful contrast and between the old and the new!!

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  4. QwenL
    Jun 29, 2014 @ 18:29:16

    i hardly noticed the little boat, I was focusing on the big one. nice!

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  5. Cindi
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 13:24:27

    An image that captures this challenge perfectly!

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