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Venice is a city of great expectations. Oft photographed, we all know it to be a grand place of palatial proportions where the streets are flooded with visitors, and water. Most travelers come to see the usual collection of majestic sites and neglect the opportunity to delve deeper into the backwater canals and neighborhoods of this legendary location. For me, Venice so exceeded my romanticized imagination of it as a quintessentially serene and beautiful place that I endeavored to spend as much time as my pocketbook and employer would allow to get to know the city through and through. After two months navigating from lost to found, I feel an intimate connection with Venice that extends far beyond the tourist centers of the Rialto or San Marco, though barely scratching the surface. Encore exploration is inevitable.


About the Author

Marisa Allegra Williams
risamay Oakland, CA

Copy editor, writer, self-taught photographer, book artist, calligrapher, masters swimmer, working vacationist, slow travel advocate, wannabe polyglot, Franco-, Italo-, and overall Europhile, bona fide California girl, Berkeley born and raised, UCLA alum, absolutely Oaklandish, Nikon faithful, Lensbaby Composer pro, a sucker for sweets and even moreso for cats, not a dog person, but thinks corgies, pugs, and pomeranians are the cat's pajamas, can still laugh aloud at Seinfeld reruns she’s seen a gazillion times and counting and loves Larry David, but not like that, believes Indian cuisine to be the best available, is routinely mistaken for ethnicities she’s not and actively encourages a kama’aina myth when in Hawaii for the local discounts, dreams of seeing the Seychelles, taking a year to explore Italy and another to tour the many outposts of the once mighty Venice before teleporting to Ancient Egypt to meet Queen Hatshepsut and Egypt’s other legendary grande dames.

Publish Date  January 01, 2008

Dimensions  Small Square  186 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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