Tag: Venice

city of angels

What do people do on their birthday? Things that make them happy, of course. In my case, its easy to make me truly happy – just let me roam the streets of Venezia… These snapshots are from one such walk I had exactly two years ago today. Lets go there

venezia essenziale: view

What’s on the menu tonight? A breathtaking view. How about that? soundtrack: Darren Hayes “Creepin’ Up On You” (click here to listen) Ive stayed away from Giudecca for years. Not intentionally, mind you. It just so happened that (almost) every single time I got distracted by other places. Besides its

venezia essenziale: story of many colors

You think Burano is a mad mess of colors? I assure you, its not. Everything is in perfect colorful harmony there. Even people dress accordingly, which is an absolutely beautiful thing…

venezia essenziale: le finestre

It is well known that glass is a major part of Venezia’s story, charm and identity, so lets talk about windows of Venezia. Walking down the streets of this city you will see many walls made of ancient stones, however, one significant feature of the architecture there are the windows.

venezia essenziale: magic tricks

How fitting it is to stroll down the main shopping street in Venezia on your way to a supermarket on a warm evening in  spring and come across a performer like this. A bit of magic interfering with such a mundane task. And then there was a moment when he

venezia essenziale: echoes of love

There are several schools of thought about Piazza San Marco among those who love Venezia. There are those who advise you to avoid it almost like a plague due to the maddening tourist crowds. And although I understand the sentiment (and Id probably be among those who suggest you stay

venezia essenziale: Corte del Milion

A little while ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine about how I should create a photo book of my favorite Venezia pictures. I don’t know about a book, but the idea of such a collection seemed rather appealing because it would force me to finally sort

per le strade: unlock your soul

“My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens.” [Laini Taylor “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”]

per le strade: alla caccia dell’aventure

Soundtrack: Thomas Bergersen “Homecoming” (click here to listen)

reflected realities: return to the city beyond

“I have to admit I didn’t expect to see you here ever again.” “Suppose I missed this hole way too much to resist its appeal.” She smiled. “If you weren’t who you are it would sound almost believable, but since you are exactly who you are it means something has

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