Monthly Wheather Report, august 2021 IN THE OLD CITY pictures…



people get vaccinated venice railroad station santa lucia
old fashioned calle
calle della commedia
old good times revised : outside locanda montin in 1959 the beat poet gregory corso he took a dip in the canal rio de le romite
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice during august 2021






SUNDAY WHEATHER REPORT.2021.06.13 street art in venice…

that is not a biennale… anyway a bit better collected works by ordinary people i found wandering along the calle

all pictures takenby rinaldo rasa, venice, italy, june 2021




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sunday june 13, 2021


sunday wheather report.may 23, 2021

I got in Venice throught the Liberty Bridge looking at the Lagoon that show with low tide: there some fishermen working collecting oysters, each with half a body in the water.
When I was child I thought that Venice were surrounded by deep sea, a sort of ocean around the old city, but a day I saw the bottom of the lagoon emerge and Venice somehow lost his image, a bit childhood disappointment.

Carlo Goldoni, the enlightened venetian playwright, depicted in a statue (near Rialto Bridge)

a view from the Rialto Bridge

Guggenheim museum

street art

venetian cats

at the end of the summer one early morning in Burano, 2006
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, Italy (may 2021) and burano (september 2006)

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sunday may 23, 2021



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

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


tuesday wheather report . last day of carnival 2021 and a small poem by anne carson

I know the times but I like to share with you all these snapshots

the house where richard wagner died on february 13, 1883, now during winter it is a gambling house managed by venice municipality

No one but you says she swore.
Why one night a god threw open the door.
I loved you more.
River river river river river river river.


Anne Carson,Nox, New York 2010.
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in the first half of february 2021 in venice

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tuesday february 16, 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