Venice Winter Impressionism a photographic artwork in the new pictorialism style
"When I seek another word for "music", I never find any other word than "Venice" .."
"You are beautiful, Venice, in the midst of waves - placid mirror of sublime monuments".
"It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it, means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else".
"I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
(THOMAS MANN - from Death in Venice)
"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most":
(JOHN RUSKIN - from The Stones of Venice)
"Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee, and was safeguard of the West."
(WILLIAM WORDSWORTH - from Sonnet on the extinction of the Venetian Republic)
"I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure´s rise as from the stroke of the enchanter´s wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand around me, and a dying glory smiles over the far times, when many a subject land look´d to the winged Lion´s marble pines, where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles."
(LORD GEORGE GORDON BYRON - from Child Harold)
"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."