27 November 2011

If you have never before been to Venice then watch this five minute film made by filmmaker FKY and you really needn’t bother! Seriously, this footage is some of the most evocative of the city I have ever seen – truly one of Europe’s pearls.  As well as seeing the areas where tourists flock you also get to feel a sense of the real Venice – one which sadly seems to be disappearing as the city’s permanent population declines.

As Arthur Symons, the British poet, once said - A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.  Having watched this gorgeous footage I can thoroughly agree with his sentiments!

The music, incidentally is On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter.

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