Journal Entry: 12 September 2009
(I know… It’s been a few weeks since I traveled there, but it’s been a busy time…)
“This place SO stimulates my senses. It absolutely delights my eyes at every turn. Every crop. Every surface. Every combination of signage and stone and wrought iron. I could wander this place indefinitely.
“I decided spontaneously just a couple days ago to come to Venice as a way to celebrate my birthday. (Why spend another weekend in my apartment in Milan? This is why I’m here. Venice is just 2.5 hours away!)
“When I arrived at the Santa Lucia train station from Milano here in Venezia, I felt such ease and familiarity. I was only here 2 nights last year, but wandered enough that I have some sense of the place. I saw many of the locations and details that I had photographed and I felt such connection! I had been looking at those photos intensely for a year and knew the places intimately. It’s surprising the sense of belonging I feel.
“This is such a place of visionary pilgrimage. So far, one of my favorite places in the world. It is lush and stimulating. Venice gives me such pure delight!”
Here are a few photos from around town…
Look at this iron lamp! And in the dragon’s mouth hang three umbrellas with blown glass inserts. THAT ironwork takes the prize!