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 admission alone.  The museum occupies the Leoni Palace Venier, an unfinished 18th century Grand Canal palace.  In September 2008 we watched the theatrically colourful Regata Storica from the terrace.  A woman photographed her family with a Polaroid camera; another was using a Rollei TLR and a neat Rollei 35.  I didn’t feel out of place photographing with my M6 (Kodak T400CN).

Photo: The Angel of the City (1948), Marino Marini, Guggenheim Museum, Venice, September 2008.

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