Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Reflecting Venice

Last month I spent a few days in Venice, city of stone and water.

Peter Ackroyd has written (Venice: Pure City, Vintage Books, 2010), that "there has been a continuing association between Venice and the mirror".

View of Venice

 Ackroyd also writes: "Venice seems to have no foundations except reflections. Only its reflections are visible".

View of Grand Canal

Nineteenth century American writer W. D. Howells wrote of Venice: "Never did a city seem so dream-like and unreal".

Portrait of Liz

Rilke agreed: "this dream like city."

At the Biennale