Venice Revisited 2

May 24, 2008  •  Leave a Comment
Looking over my pictures of the city of canals, I'm reminded of my impression at the time that modern Venice was just like some "land" at Disneyland. So, it wasn't too much of a surprise when Disney's Epcot Center in Florida opened a few years later it included a Venice replica. Why not, there's a theme park feeling to the place. Of course the theme park is late Gothic to Renaissance era design. Perhaps the merchants of Venice of 1520 would be appalled that Venice would someday become a tourist curiosity instead of a city-republic of some substance and power as it was then.
As a tourist-artist-photographer I was continually amazed that there were pictures everywhere I looked. I was then shooting with film and, being on a budget, I picked my shots carefully. Now, if I was to return I'd be taking my digital camera with lots of memory and shoot photos to my heart's content. I'd bring back hundreds.






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