“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…