#34 Warm and soft

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• A simple shot made ​​waiting to board the boat; the light was beautiful, warm and soft, almost sluggish, and there was no need for anything other than point and press the shutter button. S. Giorgio, right in front of … Continue reading

#32 An amazing playground !

Venice - kids playing with high-water in St. Mark's Square, color landscape photo
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• High water is quite unusual in summertime and when it does happen, kids (and not only…) have an unexpected chance to turn into a playground a location, St. Mark's square, better known for its unique architecture and ancient history … Continue reading

#31 The quiet gull

Venice - St Mark's basin at dawn, color landscape photo
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• A midsummer early morning snap taken just instants before hopping on the vaporetto (water bus) that will take me to the mainland for a busy working day. I have to say the seagull didn't bother at all of the weird … Continue reading

#30 Sorry for the delay…

Venice, Italy - couple takes a walk in town
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• When I wrote in my About page that "I have ………….no schedules for posting" I didn't really mean I was not posting images for more than a month. But that's exactly what happened and I feel sorry about it. … Continue reading

#29 Ladies in black

Venice, Italy - Gondolas moored on Grand Canal, black and white photo
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• Gondolas were once the undisputed dominators of the lagoon, and the whole town’s life was in sync with the slow pace of these strange and elegant boats. Difficult to conduct but at the same time sinuous and agile, able … Continue reading

#28 Brick wall and old man

Venice, Italy - old man passing by, color photo
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• Away from the noise and clamor of the most famous touristic spots, the city reveals a very different and certainly more genuine soul, though melancholic; the silence reigns, broken only by the sound of footsteps and voices of passers-by, … Continue reading

#27 A coffee with a view

Venice - breakfast at Cafè Florian in St. Mark's Square
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• What could be better than a freshly baked croissant and a cup of steaming coffee, while you sit admiring one of the most beautiful squares in the world ? ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com

#26 The final touch-up

Venice, Italy - people in San Zaccaria square, black and white photo
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• Actions and behaviors which we wouldn’t notice in any city in the world, in Venice often become unusual and worthy of curiosity. It’s probably the uniqueness of the environment in which they are played that makes them so different … Continue reading

#25 You can’t miss this….

Venice, Italy - gondolas in Grand Canal nearby Rialto Bridge, color photo
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• A tour on a gondola is in the wish-list of (almost?) all Venice visitors and it surely is an exciting and unusual experience; a touch of extra folklore can be added by a gondolier singing “O sole mio” which, … Continue reading

#24 A familiar view

Venice, Italy - Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore, black and white photo
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• The island of St. Giorgio Maggiore, with its magnificent church designed by Andrea Palladio, is one of those places where Venetians don’t go very often. There are no shops nor restaurants nor bars or other places of interest, and … Continue reading

#23 Pigeons vs. tourists

Venice - tourists and pigeons in St. Mark's Square
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• Excerpt from previous post, #22: “And of course one of the most popular attraction, not only for the younger ones, are the pigeons in St. Mark’s Square……” ⇒ Visit Imaginevenice.com