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Passing Attraction
Photograph by Michael Yamashita

One of the world’s largest cruise ships, the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess, draws a crowd at Venice’s Piazza San Marco. The two pillars were standing more than 700 years ago when the Polos sailed from Venice. Their small trading party switched from boat to caravan once it reached the shores of present-day Israel. From Acre the Polos went south to Jerusalem to pick up holy oil to bring to the Mongol ruler Kublai Khan in his capital Shandu, north of what is now Beijing, China.




Camera: EOS-1
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 70-200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Late morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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