Category Archives: Venice

U3AC Photo Forum 3 – Photographic Resources

Tim Ewbank took us into the labyrinth of photographic resources today.  Available to inform and guide us are: paper (e.g. books, magazines); AV (e.g. films, TV); digital (e.g. websites, flickr, Instagram); museums and galleries (e.g. Science Museum, Photographers’ Gallery); and … Continue reading

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Djahazi

I mentioned photographers using traditional cameras in Venice in my piece about the Guggenheim on 20th September.  This photographer is going even further back: it looks as if he’s using a Box Brownie No.2 dating from the 1930s, or maybe … Continue reading

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Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the eponymous character in a legend dating back to the Middle Ages from the German town of Hamelin.  The story describes a piper dressed in multi-coloured clothing, who is a rat-catcher hired by the … Continue reading

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Tourism – Discontent

‘Costing the Earth: Tourist Tide’, BBC Radio 4, 6th September tried to give a balanced view of the dilemmas posed by tourism’s costs and benefits.  This photo predates the current summer of discontent by almost ten years and shows that … Continue reading

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Guggenheim, Venice

The Guggenheim in Venice is one of my favourite small museums (or is at a gallery?).  It embodies Peggy Guggenheim’s dedication to the advancement of 20th century art – I think Giacometti’s Woman Walking (1936) is worth the cost of … Continue reading

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Venice

John Keats died in Rome in 1821.  He wished to be interred under a tombstone bearing only the words, ‘Here lies One whose Name was writ in Water.’  His friends, Severn and Brown erected the stone, but added a relief … Continue reading

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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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