wheather report : last day of autumn 2020

Sometimes we talk and appear to be very smart. But suddenly someone explains what we said making us seem less smart than we thought: always we listen our own internal language then we speak. We need instead someone must explain what we really said.


there three cats near tintoretto house in venice



gheto novo [venetian ghetto square]


grand canal


saint mark square


catullus alley


Passer, deliciae meae puellae,
quicum ludere, quem in sinu tenere,
cui primum digitum dare appetenti
et acris solet incitare morsus,
cum desiderio meo nitenti
carum nescio quid lubet iocari,
et solaciolum sui doloris,
credo, ut tum gravis acquiescat ardor:
tecum ludere sicut ipsa possem
et tristis animi levare curas!
Gaio Valerio Catullo,
Carme II
catullus translated by rinaldo rasa
A sparrow together to my little young woman
kept on her lap for
her delight, she
plays with him
fingertips touch his beak, when I am
sad I would to be
like you my
little young woman
have a break
forgetting pain …


blub street art
all pictures taken in venice november 2020 by rinaldo rasa





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monday november 30, 2020

sunday wheather report : yellow lockdown november 2020 and other things

Venetian lands are in yellow lockdown,

the least worrying level of alarm but in any case the Covid pandemic is not over: the months to come will give some answers.People wear face masks and in most cases they have understood  the situation is serious and does not joke with the disease by underestimating the dangers as some politicians have done and still continue doing despite it is clear that they were wrong.
In the Venetian territory there was the first death of covid in the Western World and perhaps this led to the local authorities having decided to face the danger to public health in a decisive way.

and also a painting by John Sargent of the same subject.

… and some other snapshots of the Old City

street art
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all pictures taken  in venice, italy half november 2020 days

sunday november 15, 2020

WHEATHER REPORT: Halloweenesque Venice 2020

Waving October

(…it is still 2020)

Halloweenesque Venice 2020
Qualcosa su Halloween e Venezia…

In this pandemic year it is a very difficult thinking about Halloween,
however here is something you can still come up with.

Taking a cue
from the labyrinthine Venice and the name ancient Venetians gave to
small streets inside the city.

As a semi-professional wanderer in the city I found these locations
interesting and their names matching a halloweenesque feeling,
at least I believe few cities in the world have similar
street names.

Alley of Murders (Rio Tera’ dei Assassini)

Bridge of Rippers (Ponte dei Squartai)

Alley of Deads (Calle dei Morti)

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i love you all
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all photographs taken by rinaldo rasa,
last week of october in venice, italy


saturday october 31, 2020


Sunday Wheather Report : Venice on Late October 2020

This is a difficult year for everyone and I want to illustrate it with photographs that I hope will help.

Tom Cruise and the Mission Impossible film crew temporarily blocked in Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio due to the epidemic.


all photographs taken by rinaldo rasa in venice on october 2020




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sunday october 25, 2020


SUNDAY WHEATHER REPORT : let’s go straight a new season

Venice mid-September 2020.

Noah drunken in a statue at the corner of Palazzo Ducale in Venice.

Questa primavera ed estate mi sono dedicato a far crescere una vigna. Ecco i frutti.
This spring and summer I dedicated myself growing a vineyard. Here are the fruits.

Crowded City. Good news.

A greengrocer in a boat. (At Ponte dei Pugni)

Piazza San Marco sunny day.

San Canzian
John Sarget revised, Campo San Cancian

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all photographs taken in venice on september 12, 2020 by rinaldo rasa




sunday september 13, 2020

Sunday Wheather Report : end of august 2020 in venice

Venice in a glance.
Agosto è finito e tutti noi guardiamo avanti e pensiamo come saranno i prossimi mesi. Siamo indecisi cosa significhi il ritorno alla normalità dopo tutti questi mesi di epidemia.
August is over and we are all looking forward and thinking about what the next few months will be like. We are undecided what the return to normal means after all these months of epidemic.

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all photographs taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, saturday 22, 29 august 2020

sunday august 30, 2020


Sunday Wheather Report : after five months, my first wandering in the old City


on saturday morning
August 8, 2020

Dopo 5 mesi di lockdown tornato a venezia in tram da Mestre. In tram tutti i passeggeri, nessuno escluso, usavano la mascherina. Se un anno avessi indossato la mascherina sarei stato considerato strano, invece oggi è diventato normale.

Ovviamente la Città, non è affollata, insomma non segue gli ordinari standard estivi, ma si nota una ripresa.

Speriamo bene e che l’autunno in arrivo non ci porti brutte sorprese.

Walking through Venice after five months of lockdown. I arrived by tram and pleasantly surprised noticed all people with mask anticovid thus they demostranting to be very smart.

Of course the City is not so crowded as during past summers but there’s hope.

Here some snapshots I took yesterday morning.




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all photograpraphs by rinaldo rasa – august, 2020


sunday august 9, 2020


SUNDAY WHEATHER REPORT : a garden is the best alternative therapy

fioriscono i girasoli
ma il primo temporale
ne fa cadere alcuni

stanno ora appesi 
al muro del magazzino
raccolti in mazzo
legati con lo spago

in attesa come gli altri
di nutrire con le loro sementi
i passeri e le cinciallegre

sunflowers bloom
in the summertime
but the storm
made down some

now they hang upsidedown
tied up with string

like other waiting 
to feed the sparrows 

Four picture of Venice the day before the first day of lockdown march 7, 2020

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blocknote drawing, poesy and photographs all by rinaldo rasa, july 2020.

sunday july 26, 2020


sunday wheather report : the sky above