Underwater Photography Contest ”CITTA’ DI VENEZIA 2010”

International Underwater Photography Contest ''Citta di Venezia''

Awards winning in 3rd International Underwater Photography Contest ''CITTA' DI VENEZIA 2010''

The motive of receiving four awards at the 3rd Underwater Photography International Contest ”Citta di Venezia 2010” was enough to leave behind my camera and diving gear for three days and plan a short trip to Venice.

The contest was organized by Club Subacqueo San Marco, in collaboration with Club Sommozzatori Mestre and Gruppo Argo. The Awards Ceremony was planned for the 25th of September at Campo San Geremia.
We were pleasantly surprised by entering in the old foyer in the ground floor of the homonymous Church. There was an exhibition of the winning photographs along with an Italian flavoured buffet for visitors.Later on the second floor, with the panoramic view of San Geremia square, there was a short, however lovely, ceremony for the winners. Although I didn’t receive a sculpture of artistic Murano glass as I wished, I was very happy to leave Campo with a suitcase full of diving sports wear, scuba equipment, books as prizes for the 4 awards I won in the following categories Mediterraneo Ambiente & Macro, Tropicale Ambiente & Macro.
Even though I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with Venice because I knew so much about its history, I still was surprised. Picturesque settings and melancholy in the atmosphere was so charming that we’ ve spent hours walking over those bridges from a little island to another, jumping into ‘vaporetos’ for a ride in the Grand Canal or even just watching from the top of a bridge, gondolas and water taxis passing by so naturally as in a normal road.
With so many famous sights of Venice that we didn’t had time to visit I’m thinking of making this trip a Fall tradition.