Photography :: Venice

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go away to Venice as part of our annual Staff Trip. We arrived there on Friday morning and stayed until Sunday lunchtime, spending most of Friday and Saturday walking around the city by foot. We were pretty exhausted.

On the first day we had glorious sunshine, but on the second, a hazy pall of mist hung over us all day. This meant that my images had a radically different quality to them on each day, so I’ve separated this into two posts.

 

Day 1

Every alleyway and narrow street invites you to explore it, or frames a view of the city.

 

Many of the campaniles lean alarmingly.

 

 

There are hundreds of beautiful door knockers to discover, and many of them have stories.

 

One of the three historic crossings over the Grand Canal, the Rialto bridge.

A detail near the Rialto markets, the tourist hive.

Venice has an interesting tendency to reject symmetry in many cases.

This is a detail at the Ca D’oro, which I returned to take more pictures of the next day.

My friend commented that a new level of decay seems to have set in since her last visit: graffiti.

Venice is made more beautiful by the numerous reflections everywhere you look, in water and windows.

The bigger and grander the water approach to the building, the more fantastic the facade and detailing.

The sun set over the lagoon as we walked along the Fondimenta.

All images © Sarah Grace Logan 2012

 

Has anyone been to Venice? I’d like to go back as soon as I can.

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About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. https://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/about/ She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.

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