Category Archives: Venice

Gesuati

I came across this picture when I was filing a backlog of negatives.  It was taken on a Leica M6 with a 35 mm Summicron lens using Ilford XP Super.  The first image is a high resolution scan from Ilford; … Continue reading

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Hands

Photo taken through shop window and it’s not sharp.  I still like it though. Photo: Hands, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – Pietas

‘Pietas, Jan Fabre –cerebral and very beautiful white sculptures on a gold ground in a great unfinished hall of mellow, patinated walls; with fussy attendants making sure we put on slippers’  Diary note 12th October 2011 Photo: Scoula Grande Misericordia, … Continue reading

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Giudecca Front

The waterfront on Giudecca, one of my favourite spots in Venice far from the crowds where Venetians go about their unhurried lives. Photo: Giudecca, Venice, October 2011

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Phones

Traces on a wall mark the inexorable march of the mobile phone. Photo: Telephone kiosk, Lido, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – Screen

A temporary screen has the look of something that is becoming all too permanent. Photo: Giudecca, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – Chair

At the risk of sounding like Brian Sewell pontificating in the London Evening Standard, there was much in the 2011 Venice Biennale that left one wondering about modern art.  This piece of urban ephemera might not have been out of … Continue reading

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Venice – Elvis

Elvis has left the building. Photo: Burano, October 2011

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Venice – Lion

Photo: Pescheria, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – San Nicolo

According to “Joe’s Trippin’” there are 118 islands and 387 bridges in Venice.  The Rialto is the grandest; the Accademia is the most tiring, but has the best views; the Scalzi in the newest; and the Bridge of Signs is … Continue reading

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Venice – Burano 2

Dave Runnacles requested to see this in colour, see post 2nd November 2011.  Chalk and cheese, apples and oranges.  There isn’t really a better version – they are different with their individual qualities.  One may be preferred to the other … Continue reading

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Venice – Romite

Venice is a by-word for the excesses of mass tourism: congestion, dirt, noise, loss of character, meretricious souvenirs, the squeezing out of local people, huge boats in the Canale della Giudecca.  Yet, like most tourist destinations, away from the honey … Continue reading

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Venice – Troveso

Picture taken on Ilford XP2 with Leica M6; weather heavy overcast.  Film processed and negs scanned (high res) by Ilford; image adjusted in Lightroom.  Judgement suspended.  Photo: Campo San Trovaso, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – Vanmechelen

Venice Biennale 2011: Open University of Diversity: ‘A contemporary manifestation of the borderline of art and science’; a biological and intellectual breeding centre.’ Photo: Koen, Vanmechelen, Instituto Veneto di Sceinze Lettere et Arti, Venice, October 2011

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Venice – Burano

Do the people of Burano see themselves as Venetians?  I suspect not, but the half-hour vaporetto ride to the island is part of the essential Venice experience for many visitors to la Serenissima. Burano is much quieter, tidier, smaller and … Continue reading

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