#46 Sunset view on board

Venice - St. Mark's basin at sunset, color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Sunsets are always a special time of the day at every latitude; it's that moment when a long working day goes to end and, for commuters around the world, the journey back home means some time available for their … Continue reading

#45 The glance of innocence

Venice - Little girl staring at man in carnival costume, black and white landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Yes, I know, it's just a bit late for a carnival image (it happened "only" three months ago…) but while I was searching for the next image of this photographic tale about Venice, I stumbled on this one and … Continue reading

#44 Reflections

Venice - reflections of Grand Canal palaces over the side of a gondola , color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Nothing more of the gondola is the best known symbol of Venice; thousands of paintings and an infinitely greater number of photographs has it as subject and, naturally, it is the object of desires of the majority of tourists … Continue reading

#43 A prayer after dark

Venice - woman at Church of Gesuati, color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Some 200 churches are listed to be in Venice, although many of them are not used anymore for religious functions; population had dramatically shrunk over the years and they simply lost their devotees. Maybe just because of their silent … Continue reading

#41 Night rides on water buses (2)

Venice - man on the phone onboard a water-bus, black and white landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Cell phones seem to be the favourite companions of these journeys; to talk to friends, send one last message or just play with one of the hundreds apps that have become such an important part of the glamorous "digital … Continue reading

#40 Night rides on water buses

Venice - night photo on a waterbus with St. Mark's lights in background, color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• I really love going around on water buses at night; differently from day time, when life pulses intensely with people often caught in vivacious discussions before going to work, after dark everybody seems to be wrapped around their most … Continue reading

#39 Three boys on a boat

Venice-three boys on a waterbus in Grand Canal
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• Three friends coming home from school; they are young, they are happy……to be together ………and see the life ahead of them. I watch them and I see myself, my dreams, my life. I took the picture this afternoon, but … Continue reading

#38 “Ci vediamo in piazza”

Venice-St. Mark's square at night, color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• It does happen to me quite often, when I don’t  know exactly what to do after been wandering around in town for a while, to find myself always in “la piazza” (as venetians usually call St Mark’s square). La … Continue reading

#37 Golden winter on the lagoon

Venice-winter sunset light on the lagoon, color landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• It's true, beyond any dispute, that light in winter is somehow special. It's the clarity and lightness of the air, and perhaps also of our minds, that give to colors the sharpness and intensity that are smoothed by the … Continue reading

#36 (I’m) back on track

Venice, Italy - mist on St. Mark's basin, black and white landscape photo
© 2012 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• So here I am online again with my images, after a long time struggling with server failures, DNS issues, and a decent dose of personal inexperience at solving this sort of troubles. But, then, who cares? About the photo: … Continue reading

#35 Waiters waiting

Venice - waiters at Cafe Florian in St. Mark's Square, black and white landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

• St. Mark's Square is not only the most important and most famous place of the city, but also an extraordinary stage of everyday life. I like to wander in search of situations seemingly trivial and obvious; however, when viewed through … Continue reading