happy new year and hugs you all
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice december 2021
ducks and gondolas at the burchielle
saint mark square from punta alla dogana
mask and mask
love you all
friday december 31 2021
SELECTED PICTURES FROM A GONE MONTH.
from rialto bridge
As an amateur farmer I enjoy working in the garden in the afternoons during these months of lockdwon. Some economists argue that if a professional gardener does the gardening work then the national product increases. On the other hand, if an amateur does it, the national product does not increase.
My workmate is a blackbird who warns me when it’s time to stop working. It happens that he approaches me and begins to whistle. Or scrape the ground for worms letting me know it’s his turn.
Sometimes I find worms and let them be captured by the blackbird who looks at me rather surprised that I give up such a delicacy.
The blackbird then looks at me and I bet he thinks I’m really a fool. How can anyone give up such a delicacy?
saint mark square front…
white on white
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice during second half april 2021
i love you all
saturday may 1, 2021
venezia the old city, eight pictures i took after red tier lockdown first week of april 2021 … and the last is a picture of a gone world i took on june 2006
rialto bridge on morning april 6, 2021
saint mark square, june 30 2006
all pictures taken first week of april 2021 and june 2006 by rinaldo rasa in venice
luv you all
sunday april 11,2021
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
Love you all
sunday january 31, 2021
carved on the Stones of Venice.
During the nineteenth century anglosaxon artists like John Ruskin and John Singer Sargent invented Venice as romantic city. However within many centuries the city was never so romantic: this is not to say Venice was a version of Gotham City but from a young age when my parents driving me throught the venetian streets I was impressed by the stone statues.
These stone statues, civil or religious, had egle-eyed as a silent threatening look. For centuries this has been.
Saint Mark Square and its Christmas Tree 2020
On 1555 the philosopher Guillaume Postel was arrested in this house by the Holy Inquisition.
The words in ancient venetian language carved in stone say : here your complaint regarding medical malpractice in Dorsoduro neighborhood.
campo santa margherita
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, italy – december 2020
thank all you
I love you all
saturday december 12, 2020
(…it is still 2020)
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
Alley of Murders (Rio Tera’ dei Assassini)
Bridge of Rippers (Ponte dei Squartai)
Alley of Deads (Calle dei Morti)
i love you all
all photographs taken by rinaldo rasa,
last week of october in venice, italy
saturday october 31, 2020
” … in Venice “
Tourists at Saint Mark Square
Riva degli Schiavoni
Campo San Polo
Venice Biennale 2019 is coming...
photographs taken by rinaldo rasa, april 2019
thanks everybody !
Sunday April 28, 2019