” sunday wheather report – june 30, 2019 : i like big ship “

Remark, videos and photographs from Venice.
by Rinaldo Rasa, late Spring 2019.

 

 

Canale della Giudecca, where the big ships get throught.

 


 

There has been some controversy involving big ship in Venice. I have to admitt I support the big ship once I heard a grandmother holding her nephew and she said “Look at the ship where your father works.” The economy is globalised, if you stop tourism you stop the civilization hence Italy, our Country, will be old instead of ancient.

People must admire the city of Venice trying to be more inclusive because if we become closed off within ourself the result will be an exit of the biz … and all comes crashing down. This thought is coming from a man daily wandering in venetian calles (street).

 


See four video shorts from Venice

Drone, San Trovaso, Venezia giugno 2019

A drone : birds are scared or maybe they think it is an intruder. »

 

 

 

Venezia primavera 2019

big ship is running along the Canale della Giudecca… and small boats. »

 

 

 

Piazza San Marco primavera 2019

a small musical band plays music in Piazza San Marco. »

 

 

 

Gabbiano, sullo sfondo il Ponte della Costituzione, primavera 2019

seagull are now a constant presence and become increasingly sociable. »


 

 

 

 

Fondamenta de le Burchiele.

 

 

 

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sunday june 30 2019


 

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” sunday wheather report : charles fourier “

The passions that divide us are a multitude in gradations but in summary there are only 810 characters. Nature distributes the characters in a random way among the children of both genders then 810 children randomly chosen have all the perfections of human Spirit. Each of them will be provided with the ability to be the great figures of Past as Homer, Ceaser, Netwton etc.

I have made a calculation looking at the current French population that is 36 million of people : I divided 36 million by 810 and the result is forty five thousand in France are as the poet Homer, another forty five thousand are as Newton and so on.

That is possible if from the age of three they have a proper natural Education hence in France it will be 45000 groups of people of the same character.

In the Future when the planet will be organised and populated by three billion people, we will have on the planet 37 million poets like Homer, 37 million scientists like Netwon, 37 million artist like Molière and so on all the natural talents.

(I done an approximate estimate and I wish not be taken literally.)

 

Charles Fourier, Théorie des Quatre Mouvements, 1808.

 

 


 

 

photograph by rinaldo rasa, venice spring 2019

 

 

 

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sunday june 16, 2019


 

 

 

 

” wheather report : sunday may 26 2019 “

John Ruskin,

Beat hotel in Venice…

and burger king.


 

Wandering in Venice is like being in a Time Machine. Those old, ancient polished stones by the footsteps are, perhaps, the best visitingcard for Venice.

Fondamenta alle Zattere, that is the house in which John Ruskin lived in 1877 now it is an inn.


 

 

.BEAT HOTEL IN VENICE.

[1] Modigliani House [2] Rio de le Romite [3] Locanda Montin (The Beat hotel in Venice at the time of Beat generation in the Sixties of past century.)

 

That summer, Gregory rented a house in Venice, which he shared with Jean-Jacques Lebel; it was where Modigliani had lived in 1903. They each had a large room and there was a palm tree in the garden. Jean-Jacques shared his room with his girlfriend, the American poet Sandra Hochman, who later won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her 1963 collection Manhattan Pastures. Jean-Jacques said, “She was a very charming lovely American sexual hysteric. And Gregory asked me to share this house with him and we had a wonderful summer. Alan Ansen was there and Harold Acton, an English lord, a friend of the Queen, multimillionaire with this fantastic art collection in Florence. He was gay and he liked the beatniks, he liked us a lot. I wasn’t gay and Gregory wasn’t gay but he liked Alan Ansen and they used to go out looking for boys together.” Gregory enjoyed dining with Acton and Ansen and moving in their upper-class circles. He bought himself a dinner jacket and went to the Casino, where he naturally lost what little money he had brought with him. Then his luck changed. Jean-Jacques remembered, “I remember Gregory7 getting money for Gasoline from Ferlinghetti. It was a $1,000 check. It was the first $1,000 check he ever had. He didn’t know what to do with it. He didn’t have a bank account, neither here nor in America. It took two weeks to find a way to translate it into Italian lira. And he went into the choicest tailor, on St. Marks Square, where Harold Acton got his suits. So Gregoiy got this suit made out of white alpaca. He was so proud. I think he spent half of his check on that suit. It was a suit for a prince. He came to the restaurant and said, ‘Look at my suit man, no more of this Lower East Side shit for me, man! I’m a prince!’ and everybody applauded, everybody was so happy. And after a week he had never taken it off, he slept in it, he spilled wine on it, vomit on it. And from white it had become a sleazy disgusting grayish color, and it was full of spots. But he still wouldn’t take it off, ‘Look at my suit man! Look!’ “I remember very well, one evening we were leaving Montin’s on the Dorsoduro, that fantastic restaurant where we all paid for our dinners with our paintings. It’s a traditional artists’ place where we all used to eat, on a small canal. Everybody had lots to drink. There was Alan Ansen and Gregory. And Sandra had this big enormous New York Jewish ass. That’s what I liked about her, and everybody liked. It’s disgustingly chauvinistic but it’s the way we felt. And Gregory was not a sexual person at all, but that evening, I don’t know what happened, he felt that he was allowed to be a little bit of a rascal and he did something very New York Italianish. He went ‘Ugh!’ and he grabbed her ass. And Sandra, remember she’s trying to behave like a lady, she turned around and said, ‘Oh! Gregory, man, stop it!’ and he says, ‘Wassa matter Hochman?’ He called her Hochman. ‘Why is it this Frenchie can see your ass, and I can’t see it? That’s
discrimination, man! I wanta see it too!’ You know what she did? She just shoved him. Right into the canal. It was one of the small canals, the Rio delle Eremite, and immediately all the Italians start screaming, ‘Man in the canal!’ And it was filthy. They dragged him out from a gondola and there was the $500 alpaca suit and it was just like an old Kleenex out of the gutter. And he says, ‘Hochman, what did you do to me? I’m a poet. You don’t throw poets in canals, Hochman!’ He started raging. It was wonderful and horrible at the same time. She shouldn’t have done it but Christ, it’s her ass, you know? These things happen. Oh God, his poor suit was all fucked up.” Gregory, broke as usual, returned to the Beat Hotel from Venice. The Casino had taken the remainder of his royalties. Bill regarded the situation with equanimity: “Of course Gregory was always in and out. I remember someone saying, ‘Gregory is difficult.’ Well he’s a poor Italian thief. He went to reform school. He was brought up in that whole atmosphere of being a thief. He had sense enough to get out. See there’s not so very many ways out from that; one of course is the Mafia, but not anybody can get into that. They all want to but they don’t want so many of them. Gregory decided he was a poet and he just stuck with it. He called up Auden in the middle of the night. ‘This is Gregory here!’ ‘Gregory who?’ ‘Gregory the POET!’ “Gregory had no visible means of support and managed to live in Paris on his wits, able to cadge a drink here, a meal there, to sell something or be given gifts, usually by women. My dear he always had girls. Always had girls. He had one there called
April, or was she November or September or something? Yes he did. He always wanted his rocks off. He always came up with something. He was always writing big manuscripts and annotating them and selling them as first drafts. Somebody else would find they had one too. He wrote a great deal when he was there.’’

Miles, Barry. The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963 Grove Atlantic.

 

Rio (Canal) de le Romite,

where poet Gregory Corso took a dive.

 

The “Beat Hotel” in Venice.


 

Street sign to Natural History Museum


 

 


This is one of the stables where in the past time

cows produced a high amount of milk for Venetian people.

Sestiere of Santa Croce, Fondamenta dell’Arzere.


 

 

The Building over there was the market of horse meat.
Campo San Polo

 

Trails of catholic devotion in Venice.

(by Fondamenta de la Misericordia, Canaregio)


 

Masks everywhere. This one near Campo San Barnaba.


 

 

Street art graffito near Burger King

in Venice, Ponte degli Scalzi.

 

 

 

 

 

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photographs taken by rinaldo rasa in venice

 

 

 

sunday may 26 2019


 

 

 

” wheather report : sunday may 19 2019 – venice “

Rainy days in Venice nowadays, anyway… painters still enjoy.


 

Canaregio is one of the famous sestiere of Venice, you can see Canal de Canaregio towards the Grand Canal (not visible) from the Tre Archi Bridge. On the left side in the background it is the entrance to Ghetto Vecchio (Old Ghetto) .


 

The Ghetto of Venice is claimed to be the most ancient Ghetto in the World.

Ghetto Novo Square

 

 

 

The bridge that connects the Ghetto to Fondamenta de la Misericordia, in some way it was the line of separation from Catholic houses and Jews houses.

 

 

The old bridge is on the left side, it is restoring.

 

 

View from the bridge.

 

 

 

The old bridge viewed from the Fondamenta de la Misericordia


 

 

 

 

Venice Biennale 2019 is on the road…

photographs taken in venice by rinaldo rasa, may 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday May 19, 2019


 

” between april and may 2019 , venetian collected photographs”

Venice is OPEN for the whole world .

(As every other city in the world)


 

Fondamenta : this word means the pavement beside a rio, and a rio is a small canal. Very often a niziolo , it is a small rectangular signal labelling the place.

In this picture you see, on the left the fondamenta, in the middle the rio (Rio de San Sebastian), on the right the house where was living the painter Filippo De Pisis within the period from 1943 to 1949.


 

A street art stencil near Ponte Sartorio (Sartorio Bridge).

After the bridge there is the Rio Ognissanti.


 

Here it is a calle , in other words a small venetian street. Occasionally ancient buildings near the less ancient ones.


 

Soccer club in the Sestiere of Castello. A sestiere is the name of the oldest areas of Venice.


 

A gondoliere help himself with hand throught the rio that is too much tight for the gondola.


 


 

Campo Santa Margherita with an outdoor fish shop. A campo is a square initially it was a green field.


 

That is a view from Accademia Bridge. The boat in the Grand Canal is for installation of an artwork Venice Biennale Art 2019.


 

 

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photographs by rinaldo rasa taken in venice

 

 

Sunday May 5, 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

” 3th week of april ” , collected photographs by rinaldo rasa .-

Venice is going…


Campo San Stin, sketches painter

 

 


Fondamenta Ca'Bala' - Calle Querini .
In the house ( on the right side )  in the picture 
lived the controversial poet Ezra Pound.

 

 


Rio dei Carmini

 

 


Fondamenta Pescaria

 

 

San Basilio, in the foreground 
"The Musicanti" (The Musicians statues)

and in the background Molino Stucky

 

 

Venetian campiello

 

Growing a tree in a wall, at Malcanton.


 

 

 

 


 


Photographs by Rinaldo Rasa, taken in Venice, April 2019

 

 

 

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Sunday April 21, 2019

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

” 2th week of april 2019 -:- from venice “

Venice , weather report

 

Painting a squero, a place where gondolas handmade (San Trovaso)

 

 



Cat, seagull and mouse . It could be cat demonstrate 
a lack of interest for mice .

 



Look at the time : my wristwatch compared with the
sundial at Arsenale of Venice tower.




photographs by rinaldo rasa

 

 

 

 

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sunday april 14, 2019