Waters of Venice

“The quality of Venice that accomplishes what religion so often cannot is that Venice has made peace with the waters. It is not merely pleasant that the sea flows through, grasping the city like tendrils of vine, and, depending upon the light, making alleys and avenues of emerald and sapphire, Citi s a brave acceptance of dissolution and an unflinching settlement with death. Though in Venice you may sit in courtyards of stone, and your heels may click up marble stairs, you cannot move without riding upon or crossing the waters that someday will carry you in dissolution to the sea.”
Mark Helprin, The Pacific and Other Stories

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7 thoughts on “Waters of Venice

  1. anyone4curryandotherthings April 10, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    As you ‘might have already seen in my own Blog, Italy (and especially Venice) is very special to us. I never can get enough taking pictures – and I am so glad, that you too seem to like this place as well. Nice pictures, like your atmospheric shots, which are missing in my own collection.
    Ciao, Carina

    • twoblackdoggies April 13, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thank you and yes, I love Venice and it is one of my favourite Italian cities. I think it was through a love of Italy that I first came across your blog. You have such interesting and colourful stories to tell.

    • twoblackdoggies April 13, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      It is indeed and even more so when you have the streets to yourself. I’ve been there 3 times and could happily keep returning 🙂

  2. iamgraceaji May 20, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Beautiful. But Y is the place looking deserted?

    • twoblackdoggies May 31, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you. Venice looks deserted because we were there in November which is not peak season and although it was still busy in St Mark’s Square the side streets were quiet. Some of the photos were also taken early in the morning on a somewhat miserable day so many people were either still in bed or in a cafe 🙂

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