This is a view of the Santa Maria della Salute Church in Venice. It is a great example of Venetian Byzantine Architecture. According to Wikipedia, “Starting in the Summer of 1629, a wave of the plague assaulted Venice, and over the next two years killed nearly a third of the population.” By October of 1630, almost 50,000 citizens had been killed by plague, and the Venetian Senate made a plea to God—that if God would end the plague, they would build a Basilica in honor of the Virgin Mary. The plague did end soon afterwards, and the church was built at the intersecton of the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Basin.
Settings: Nikon D90, ISO 640, Nikon 18-200 VR, 105 mm, f4.0, 1/50 sec (handheld), -1.00 exposure)
Note: I love the lack of noise in low light images with both by D90 and (to an even greater extent) by my D700.