How Do They Smell? (Venezia 259)

Just a few yards from La Partigiana, an artwork replacing a statue dynamited by fascist sympathisers, stands a bust of a composer who died in the city.  Nothing remarkable about his presence here then, though there is an irony in the juxtaposition of this work with the other, given his reputation for anti-semitism and adoption … Continue reading How Do They Smell? (Venezia 259)

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As the tide laps (Venezia 8)

Shortly after leaving the bus and rail termini, your journey down the Grand Canal quickly brings you to the stunning palazzo known as Ca' Vendramin Calergi, the Ca' being a contraction of Casa, an old family residence.  This particular structure has also entertained a number of famous visitors through its five hundred year history (it is … Continue reading As the tide laps (Venezia 8)