Monday, 9 March 2009

Postcard from Venice: Blue Dawn

Blue Monday Morning
Looking for the new day on
Carnival Monday in Venice
Riva degli Schiavoni
San Mark's Square

23 February 2009


  1. almost exotic, something l wouldnt necessarily associate with Venice.

  2. Liebe Merisi,

    Lovely images. I need to return to take in this aspect of the Serenissima's history and visual (post-Byzantine) iconography.




    Carnival has been a public aspect of Venetian life since at least 1268 (A.D.) and only ended (there) with the demise of the Venetian Republic in 1798.

    Carnivale di Venezi is as much a part of the mystique and public persona of Venice as its foreign exoticism.

    Venice, after all was the sole Western State to endure through the Renaissance, straddling both the known West and the exotic East. (The only rival for that position was the Byzantine Empire which was finally overrun by Ottoman Empire in 1453...)

  3. That looks so delicious I could almost eat it :-)

  4. Lucky you being in Venice.
    Such a magic city.

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    FFF -
    I like to look for and capture the non-ordinary! ;-)

  6. Hello,Merisi!

    Thank you for stopping by my site! You are so kind! I'm thrilled to "meet" you! I have a confession to make--I've been here before! And I all admiration of your work! Your blog is beautiful! I love your photography! Venice is one of my favorite places in the world! You are one lucky lady!


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