It was the total absence of traffic in the city that allowed visitors the freedom to become so easily lost.
Without a specific destination, the visitors chose routes as they might choose a colour, and even the precise manner in which they became lost expressed their cumulative choices, their will.
Ian McEwan – The Comfort of Strangers
The canals, rii, and calli, don’t run in straight lines, which can be frustrating if you’re trying to find your way about the city without a map and relying solely upon your sense of direction, particularly as the evening light is fading and you’re hurrying to find ferry or vaporetto to return you across the lagoon. During the day however there are ample compensations, for each twist and turn can bring surprises, each corner reveals new vistas.
In this case I had seconds to get this shot of the 17th Century campanile of Santi Apostoli (the church’s only attractive exterior feature) before the opening between palazzi closed as my boat continued. One of those occasions where I felt satisfied with the result.
- Lucy’s eyes (bagnidilucca.wordpress.com)