WHEATHER REPORT. MARCH 25, 421 A.D. and beyond…

Today is the 1600th anniversary birthday of Venice.

Alot of years maybe in the exact location where now I am writing on a virtual computing keyboard, on that date (march 25 421 a.d.) some ancient ancestors of mine had had the idea… but what idea?

Nobody knows. History is strange matter, it is not only matter of surviving instict to barbaric invasions after the fall of Ancient Roman Empire.

Anyway here are some pictures I took them two weeks ago due to the current pandemic covid-19 lockdown.

The Saint Mark Lion at Venice Arsenal, on the wall a quote by Dante’s Divina Commedia poem.

Saint George island seen at Riva degli Schiavoni

Crew people baskstage staff at Theater La Fenice

Ordinary life in the old city

Before (ancient time) and after (today) view near Tintoretto’s House

This one is for aficionados of the genre. (Campo San Pantalon)


mural street art (Rio San Trovaso)

all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, march 2021

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thursday march 25, 2021


 

sunday wheather report . sketches…

from an old city

sometime the picture doesn’t matches the proportion

campo sant’angelo

old abandoned store

prices vintage style at rialto fishmarket


all pictures taken in venice february 2021 by rinaldo rasa

 

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sunday february 28, 2021


 

 

 

SUNDAY WHEATHER REPORT : january 31, 2021

pictures from a gone month

waterbus sails at end of grand canal, by a fleet boats a bit bigger than that christopher columbus discovered america

“ponte dei sospiri” (bridge of sighs) usually crowded before covid-19, now deserted

saint mark square empty

wood scaffolding against high water at saint mark square


all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, january 2021

 

 

 

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sunday january 31, 2021


 

Christmas 2020 Wheather Report : Shirley Temple and Santa Claus

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Shirley Temple

saint mark square

near saint mark square

campo san polo

all pictures taken in venice on late december 2020 by rinaldo rasa

 

 

 

 

 

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friday december 25, 2020


 

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


 


saturday october 31, 2020


 

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

Venice

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 : week five of covid-19 lockdown

my last photograph of venice rialto bridge taken at noon march 7, 2020 before the lockdown

 

 

This is a dream I made during these days of lockdown. In short I am on way going shopping at the supermarket but just all of a sudden I realize I do not wear face mask I forgot at home. Then I go home and tell to my mother “I am back just because I forgot the mask“.

 

You may say : what is so odd about that?

 

Yeah, well, I found inusual to disregard the existing rules about lockdown covid-19 but instead I think it is natural to talk to my mother died about twenty years ago.


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photograph and flowers by andy warhol(1970) detournement (2005) by rinaldo rasa

 

 

SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2020