Thursday 17 March 2011

Venice Rising from the Mist
Viennese Escapes

Santa Maria della Salute
rising from Canal Grande
in the morning mist

Sweeping the church steps
at dawn

Clouds of Meringue
Predawn labour's
sweet result

Crossing Bridges
while the light from the east

slowly unveils
layers of colour
stripped bare of the mist


Music to accompany
you an your early morning walk?
I was listening to Mahler's 4th Symphony
while composing this post.
its leisurely poco adagio pace
fit the early morning mood.
Click here
to enjoy Mahler's music as well.


in Venice on the morning
of 14 March 2010

Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. I think that mist makes light beam sacredly ...
    Don't you think so ?!?

  2. Marie-Noëlle.
    I agree! ;-)

  3. Such great reflections in the water of the boat. But I am most partial to the mist. Something always evocative in the mist.

  4. Wonderful.
    Absolutely wonderful.

    I am going back in May - mission; to look at Palladin's villas :-)

  5. Oh you do make it look so yummy!
    Must get my ticket manana!!!

  6. Beautiful photos, Merisi. Venice is particularly beautiful when the light is toned down, in this case by the morning mist. I also like it in the winter sun, which illuminates without glare.

  7. Just beautiful! Thank you for this. I needed some Italy this morning.

  8. This morning fog photo is just exquisite!

  9. Oh wonderful photographies ! I love Venezia, (I love 3 cities : Paris, Venezia and Wien, 3 cities-poetry, 3 awake dreams, 3 hapiness, 3 wonders)
    Your photos are very fantastics ! I love the sweetness of the fog on the Canalazzo...
    Thank you Merisi !
    Nice evening,
    Liebe Grüsse, amitiés,

  10. Wow! These are dreamy! I love them all but the first one is truly magical with that early morning sky! Thanks for visiting my blog; I always enjoy seeing what's new on yours!

  11. We listened the Mahler 4th Symphony (2nd mvt; with Bernstein) looking at your photos! Really, they are even more beautiful ;)

  12. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA,
    listening to Mahler's Fourth transport you to a higher plane, doesn't it?

  13. Oh, I can just imagine Inspector Brunetti walking to work and hopping on a gondola (from Donna Leon books).

  14. I 've come back to have a look at those last 2 pictures again !
    The light, the reflections, the dark figures... the whole atmosphere ...
    I just love them !

  15. Lovely shots! Looks like a marvelous adventure.


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