Secret Venice 

“All that surrounds me is dignified – a grand venerable work of combined human energies, a noble monument not of a ruler, but of people.” J.W. von Goethe.

With these words the German writer and poet, was defining Venice, during his Italian journey in the 18th Century. Well, after thousands of years, I had the same feelings, because this city is eternal. Nothing seemed to have changed, when I was there. I couldn’t feel the flow of time either.

Each stone, each bridge and palace were symbols of authenticity and although the streets were overflowing of tourists, my eyes stuck to the beauty of the city.

I tried to capture the genuineness of Venice, which is not only Carnival, impossible prices, tourists and masks. This city is way more than all these clichès and it’s probably very hard to put into words, but…

… if you get lost, you’ll probably find yourself.

San Marco square
The “calle” are the streets that intersect the city forming the complicated maze in which it is easy to get lost. Only here though, you can feel the real Venetian life.

“Social” life

The fish market at the end of a hardworking morning

The bridge of Sighs, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells. Now on the “gondola”, Chinese tourists.

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