Category Archives: Venice

Venice – My Favorite Bridge

Which ponte is my favorite bridge in Venice?  The easy answer, of course, is “The one I can see from the one I am standing upon” (not blocking traffic, of course) at any given time, day or night.  In reality … Continue reading

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Brodsky’s Love Affair with Venice

Brodsky’s Love Affair with Venice Joseph Brodsky, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Poetry, was interviewed in New York in December 1979 by Sven Birkirts.  Paris Review published the interview as “Joseph Brodsky, The Art of Poetry No. 28”.  In … Continue reading

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Venice Quilt

The Venice Quilt.  There is a pattern to this Quilt, assembled and nurtured for over 1500 years.  Most observers wonder if there is a pattern, how it can be seen, traced, and comfortably used. The Venice pattern was formed through the creative absorption and transformation of classical values, … Continue reading

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Venice Paths

“Andare per le podere” means “reaching hidden areas by following secret paths, thus heightening the visitor’s sense of discovery and expectation”, according to Jacopo Fasolo in “Another Venice”.  This rings true for me whether that secret path is long known … Continue reading

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“Dream of Venice” – A Book Review

Dream of Venice, photography by Charles Christopher, edited by Joann Locktov, forward by Frances Mayes, with 37 contributors.  Bella Figura Publications, 2014. “Venice is a state of mind” wrote Frances Mayes in her stunning Foreward to this exquisite book … Continue reading

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