Thursday 8 January 2009


Once again, it is time for us to take our leave of the Queen of the Adriatic..

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The truth is we must number Venice
among the 'cities of the soul'...
She has the fatal gift to touch the imagination,
to awaken permanent desire.

- Horatio F Brown

As always, when we part company from this exquisitely beautiful - but sometimes rather vulgar - old lady, we wonder whether we will ever be in her company again.

But, in any case, she has secured her place in our imaginations and affections and will live on there as she has done since she first conquered our hearts eleven years ago...

Image: © Brian Sibley, 2006/9

For more Venice imagery, visit my website to view the album Venice Observed and then follow the links at the foot of that page to three further albums of photographs.

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