my favourite things: VENICE

Ah VENICE! Beyond crowded in summer, damp and foggy in winter, yet somehow always totally enchanting. A city packed with art, history, culture and the most incredible amount of tourist tat. Truman Capote said “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go”. Divine, indulgent, decadent; must be done at least…

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art knows how to swim

You’ve done the Uffizi, admired the Academia and climbed to the top of the bell tower for the views. All very worthwhile, but maybe, just maybe, not so fun. So, now is the time to indulge in a treasure hunt of sorts! The artist known only as Blub has been putting scuba masks on his/her…

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my citiestalking.com post about the venice biennale

The hardest part of visiting Venice is….visiting Venice. In any other place I will willingly bump elbows with throngs of camera-toting tourists in order to stand before a master-piece of art or architecture. Yet, despite Venice’s magnificent cultural endowment, I find it extremely difficult to leave my hotel room.  Venetian hospitality can be so exquisitely…

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