Tag: travel

damien hirst “treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable”

Somewhere between lies and truth lies the truth I’m sure, if you googled Damien Hirst’s name or the name of this exhibition, you would get a plethora of articles about this extravaganza. I’m sure many critics have had their say about it as well. What two cents could I possibly

celebrate the light

There are things that always tend to evade me while I am in Venezia. The most notorious one of those is fog, with snow coming in close second place. The third element of my perfect trio of Venetian evaders were the Christmas lights. This year the infamous trio became a

you were a comet

Actually this post was supposed to be called “Alice and the Liar princess”, but hey, Im way too obsessed with the song that is today’s soundtrack, so the original title went out the window. Or should I say – out of the mirror? Speaking of mirrors, there is a calle

Into the dark

Walk with me to the places you dare not imagine… The darkness is back. Anybody surprised? No? Good. When darkness falls over Venezia, there is a good chance you might find me wandering the streets of Dorsoduro. It has become my favorite sestiere ever since I spent a week there

Of sunlight and bliss in Cannaregio

Let’s go a bit lighter today, shall we? After my last slightly macabre post I thought I’d give you a reprieve from my dark and moody side by taking you for a walk in Cannaregio, the northernmost of Venezia’s sestieri. A simple walk. No fantasy twists or darkness, I promise.

theatre

Venezia loves theatre. Venezia is theatre. Venezia is theatrical and I love her for it, because I am dramatic. And the streets around La Fenice theatre are especially magical in this regard. Im normally a tad afraid of the dark, but I am unable to resist nightly walks through this

november wind

That November morning wind barged into Venezia and ran through its calles, fondamentas and canals at the speed of 35 km/h, rattling window blinds and tearing umbrellas out of the hands of the unfortunate ones who for whatever reason were forced to be on the streets. And said wind had

the return

Ritornerai, ritornerai da me [Marco Mengoni “Ricordera l’amore”] Basically this was what Venezia was whispering in my ear all the time since March, her voice sweet as honey, soft as a velvet rope. I knew that I would return, I always do, but I wasn’t certain it would happen again

apparition

Soundtrack: Robert Miles “In my dreams” (click here to listen)

i think about you

And the Castle of Light loomed behind them on the opposite side of the river. An ominous looking construction with a highly misleading name… Soundtrack: Bryan Adams “I Think About You” (click here to listen)

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