4/4 venice lagoon view seen by the lido on late spring 2007 (the prayer of the photograph)

i know that a picture is a picture

but i follow susan sontag that

said we take picture because are nostalgic

hence the collected pictures taken ten years ago

lost and found in my photographic archives

maybe in ten years ago i will be

nostalgic of the pictures taken today

but who will see them ?

sometime it a stop in memories

and memories become still

underground

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i ask to you dear aficionados, please do not divulgate thi(e)s(e) picture(s) outside the experienceofthinking

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Wednesday May 24 2017


bianca jagger in the garden at reddish (cecil beaton)

Venice 1 September 1973

Unexpectedly found myself here after an interval of at least 5 years, and there were moments of beauty at sunset and later by artificial light, with the dome of San Salute lit in a greenish brillance, reflected in the morning water of the current, which alone justified the visit. Venice is a place that has played an extraordinary important in my life, and once more memories of forgotten events and people flooded back, and as with he last visit, the effects appeared differently. There is never a monotony in the most evanescent and ever changing masterpiece.

It was interesting to see the influx of the new stars. andy Warhol in a silk dinner jacket, Bianca Jagger with a swagger stick, Helmut Berger, very German and Marlene Dietrich-esque, his hair dyed yellow, and the latest girlfriend of David Rothschild.

The others went off to Venice to watch the Regatta (I, arriving in late evening, saw the best, the return of the boats, in the apricot Canaletto light) and I had the day to myself. it was like a purge.

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(the cecil beaton diaries, 2003 phoenix)

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Sunday May 14 2017