Saturday, December 23, 2023

Fruttivendolo Near the Ponte dei Pugni

I've posted this image from 22 December 2017 before but it continues to suggest something to me about the experience of being out and about in Venice at this time of year, so I'm posting it again. It stands out in greater relief for me now while living in a place where, like most places, food shopping has been reduced to an experience as impersonal, sterile, and "efficient" as a factory line. 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

A Marzipan-Colored World

My son's favorite thing about the Christmas stalls set up in Campo San Bartolomio around the Goldoni statue was marzipan--an item which never appealed to me, and a taste I could only attribute to the fact he grew up in Venice. (23 December 2013)

Saturday, December 9, 2023

San Giorgio Maggiore

 I've posted this image before, but still haven't gotten it quite right in terms of conveying the day's fog. I took it with a small Canon point-and-shoot held just above the surface of the water in one hand, with my other hand on the tiller of our small light sandolo-sanpierota, trying to keep it under control in the moto ondoso of the bacino of San Marco. (8 December 2016)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Carting a Tree Home

At the Christmas tree lot set up each year in front of the church of San Felice (7 December 2013)