Getty entertainment photographer Dan Kitwood used the 2008 Venice Film Festival as an excuse to get airborne. Taking a break from taking shots of celebrities, filmmakers and movie stars, Kitwood snapped a series of stunning aerial photographs of Italy’s “City of Water.” The northeastern Italian city was largely built on more than 100 small islands. Building and home foundations were constructed on wooden piles driven into the muddy sand under the Venetian lagoon. [via denverpost, photos by Dan Kitwood for Getty]