BlogoWriMo, Italy, Venice

Venice Canal Views

Venice is a city built on canals. In a way it is like Amsterdam except there are no cars in Venice. You walk or take a boat. It’s a lovely way to live. The canals also feel much closer than the ones in Amsterdam. There the canals feel distant as the pavement is raised above […]

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BlogoWriMo, Italy, Venice

Venice Views

The other day I mentioned how Venice isn’t short on beautiful views and it’s almost too easy a city to photograph. Every street is beautiful and fascinating to look at. It is an easy city to photograph and that means its a hard place to photograph in a new and interesting way. These photos aren’t […]

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BlogoWriMo, Italy, Venice

My second favourite view of Venice

The Grand Canal in Venice is ridiculously picturesque. Standing on the Rialto Bridge at sunset is wonderful. Crowded but wonderful. I wonder what a quiet night in Venice must be like. In Lockdown you could potentially have the bridge to yourself. A strange experience to look at such a wonderful scene knowing the cost.

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BlogoWriMo, Italy, Venice

My favourite view of Venice

Venice isn’t short on beautiful and interesting views. The Grand Canal. St Mark’s Square. Almost any bridge over a canal with a gondola going under it at sunset. It’s an easy city to photograph which is why I found it a complicated city to work in. If everyone is taking the same photo, me included, […]

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Florence, Street

Bikers in Florence

Last year we were walking round Florence looking for a specific bridge so my wife could recreate a painting by Henry Holiday called ‘Dante and Beatrice‘. The bridge had a very very narrow pavement and bikes would come hurtling around the corner every few seconds. I decided to use this slightly hazardous situation to try […]

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