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September 2011

    8½ in Venice

    September 26, 2011

    One solo Espresso in the middle of the day, followed by a chocolate ice cream. crowded Piazza San Marco with thousands of tourists and thousands of doves. walking along the colorful streets and hopping the old balconies will not crumble and fall. St. Marks Basilica, watching the people going for a Sunday Mass, watching the people coming out of a Sunday Mass. Lunch outdoors, the sound of rattling plates and glasses. Ponte dei Sospiri, 4 hand made postcards printed on a fine art paper. Visiting a hand made mask store and having a hard time to leave. Cafe Florian, alla carrettiera Pasta, Formaggio di pecora o capra a pasta pressato, Provola Capizzi and Ricotta Romana. Taking the Gondola instead of a Subway, The Grand Canal instead of the Grand Central in New York. watching the preparations to the Venice Biennale and thinking about the Carnival on February. Walking a lot along the streets and never going back to the same place. Having a photographer friend as a private tour guide, taking so many colorful laundry shots in so many angles and directions, watching the sun goes down and the gold reflection on the water, just before we leave the city. doing all of this for only 81/2 hours in Venice…and still feel there is so much to do and see….Priceless!

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

    venice, italy, tuscany, polaroids, travel

     

  • Laundry Heaven in Venice, Italy

    Venice is a laundry Heaven. I haven’t been to Burano (yet) but 8 and a half hours in Venice were packed with sights of laundry’s clotheslines hanging out from almost every window. The warm…

    September 25, 2011
  • A picture is worth a 1000 words

    “…Life is a carnival, you need to go on all the rides..” Venice, Italy September 2011 I’ve spent only few hours in Venice and yet, manage to shoot so much in such a short…

    September 25, 2011
  • A picture is worth a 1000 words

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    September 25, 2011
  • Finding Laundry in Florence, Italy

    It is not so hard to locate and find laundry in Florence. I was staying in Via del Campuccio street in Florence, a walking distance from all the places to see and visit in…

    September 24, 2011
  • Florence: A Roof with a View

    Drinking Italian coffee first thing in the morning, Running up the hills of Florence just to see the city waking up soaked in a morning dew, Piazzale Michelangelo, cutting lines in Galleria Uffizi, the…

    September 23, 2011
  • On the table: In Florence act like Italians do

    In Rome act like Romans do….Same in Florence. I am still in Florence, exploring this beautiful city and its sights. I don’t know why, but from all cities in Italy, I really wanted to…

    September 22, 2011