SATURDAY WHEATHER REPORT : MAY 1, 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…
and back
old shops
white on white

all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice during second half april 2021

 

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saturday may 1, 2021


 

sunday wheather report. 20210411. pictures from today… and from a gone world

questo sono immagini di venezia, la città vecchia, prese nei giorni immediatamente dopo la fine del lockdown rosso di pasqua 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


 

 

 

 

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sunday april 11,2021


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


 

saturday wheather report : old words…

carved on the Stones of Venice.

Venezia come città romantica è stata inventata durante l’Ottocento da artisti anglosassoni come John Ruskin e John Singer Sargent . Però nella vecchia città è come stare perennemente sotto gli occhi severi di pietra delle statue, siano esse religiose o civili. Un osservatore silenzioso di chi la sta visitando. E questo da secoli.

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

campo manin

rialto

street art

all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, italy – december 2020

 

 

 

 

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saturday december 12, 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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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 : two months of lockdown

” glance to an old city “

Sant Tomà looks at Rialto

 

Saint Mark Square with bell tower (R) and two columns (C) and the Church (L)

 

 

Saint Mark Square in the background look from the Piazzetta dei Leoncini

 

 

Shop window at Campo Santa Maria Formosa

 

 

Small canal

 

 

 

Photographs by Rinaldo Rasa

 

 

 

These are photographs I took yesterday saturday 20 october 2018 and it shows a pictoresque Venice with a personal glance to the old City.

 

 

 

 

 

 


i ask to you dear aficionado(s),
please do not divulgate thi(e)s(e) picture(s)
outside the experienceofthinking
sunday october 21 2018