#70 Pure simple happiness

Venice - boy in carnival costume in Campo S. Giovanni e Paolo, color landscape photo
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• One last carnival photo before I go back to shoot everyday life in Venice. A child runs happily in his eighteenth-century young nobleman costume, his red cloak merrily shines in the sun of a bright February day. No one … Continue reading

#69 Campo S. Margherita

Venice - big tree in Campo S. Margherita, black and white landscape photo
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• It’s not easy to find trees in Venice squares, all available space is paved and plants have no way to expand their roots. This one photographed in backlight on a sunny winter morning is located in Campo S. Margherita, … Continue reading

#68 The Doge of Venice

Venice - man dressed in doge's costume for Carnival, color landscape photo
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• What struck me about this mask is the amazing verisimilitude of the character; his profile, his attitude, his glance make this man really looking like an ancient Doge of Venice of past centuries. ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com

#67 Locals and carnival

Venice - Venetian resident in carnival costume waiting for waterbus, color landscape photo
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• The attitude of venetians towards the carnival is very diverse; many of them, irritated by the huge crowd that invades the city for days, move out of town and don’t come back until the frenzy vanishes and the city … Continue reading

#66 A blast from the past

Venice - people in costume at Caffe Quadri in St. Mark's square, landscape color photo
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• A shot that can often happen to take during carnival in Venice, where situations just happen without any planning. This image seems pretty much being setup on purpose; instead I just catched the lucky combination of people wearing costumes … Continue reading

#65 Dalmatian n.102

Venice - little boy in carnival costume in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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• As always, children are the most sincere and intense performers of the carnival. It’s enough for them the simple costume of a famous movie characters, as this little boy sitting for a pause in St. Mark’s square, to step … Continue reading

#64 A magnet and a scenery

Venice - gondolier and tourist in front of Doge's Palace
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• A gondolier stands in front of Doge’s Palace waiting for customers to take onboard his black boat; next to him, a tourist gets the ten millionth souvenir snapshot with the famous building in the background as eternal testimony of … Continue reading

#62 Relaxed and warm

Venice - child in the stroller onboard a water bus, color landscape photo
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• A chilly weather arrived in Venice, but this doesn’t stop adults and children from going around for Christmas shopping. Well equipped, the young passenger doesn’t seem worry for a day out in the cold, at least judging by his … Continue reading

#61 Madonna della Salute/3

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• Faces, expressions and gestures of the participants in this celebration, reflect an intimate and profound devotion, something that can be brought to surface by only a few genuinely popular events such as the one that takes place in the … Continue reading

#59 Madonna della Salute

Venice - people in prayer after the offering of the candle inside Church of Salute, color landscape photo
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• Among the many celebrations held in Venice, the Feast of Our Lady of Health is one of the most deeply perceived by the population for its strong religious feeling and is by far the least “touristy” of all local … Continue reading