Is This the Most Recognised Stretch of Water in the World?

Back to Venice!  Where else – the challenge is “water”!  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, in fact – where she’s currently asking us to examine the five Chinese elements.  Last week it was “Metal“, this week, “Water”.

Water FountainInterestingly, “water” according to this classification is a little more than just regular H20 from the tap.

Cee’s research indicates the water element encompasses everything from acid to rain and fluid in general;  to solids like frost, ice and snow, even salt;  ethers like mist, mirror, reflection and steam;  the moon and sea, of course;  and storms  – even pressure, sound, sugar and time.

I captured some steam this morning while Kumari was cooking the chicken curry, but I’m keeping that up my sleeve for a mega-foody post when Frizz gets to the letter “K” – a beautiful letter in Sinhala script, by the way.

I hope you’ll enjoy a short exploration of water in the Venetian sense – culminating on the day winter arrived – enveloping the city in a gossamer cloak of white which almost obliterated the view of St. Marks Basin – arguably most recognised stretch of water in the world.

There are lots of wonderful watery responses to the  challenge – including Cee’s own terrific gallery, so pop straight over and have a look!

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40 thoughts on “Is This the Most Recognised Stretch of Water in the World?

  1. Really nice collection that you’ve assembled here. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I was last there. These photos make me want to return. Thank you for taking me back there.

    • You can always count on me to take you on a quick trip to Venice John! One of the wonderful things about it is that it doesn’t really matter how long ago you were last there, the minute you step out of Santa Lucia station, and wander down to the Vaporetto stop, nothing much has changed … a once shrouded building has now burst free, like a magnificent butterfly, or a once mouldy crumbling edifice has become clad in scaffolding and plastic netting, but life goes on as always – timeless like the pull of the tide 🙂

    • Oh you must scan them Angeline – I’m sure you’ll be able to do something with them, even if you have to turn them into black and whites! The problem with the old pictures is that there’s so few of them!

  2. Venice is beautiful! The Dutch too have some rather famous stretches of water LOL so I understand this topic completely! we even have beautiful buildings and windmills to go with our water too 🙂

  3. Venice sits in my heart like a pole star on the horizon of dreams…
    there is a marvelous and interesting book about what water is and how it behaves : Life’s Matrix, A biography of Water, by Philip Ball. (See Amazon…).

    • i’ve become a great fan of the new gallery format because it allows me to ‘curate’ a collection of shots that work together to illustrate the theme. Of course, it won’t be long before I run out of images of Venice, and then I’m going to be a sorry girl 🙂

  4. fantastic collection … funnily i was watching a program on venice last night and thinking of you 🙂 …. my favourites are the meniscus line photo (intriguing) and water fractures light … very exciting!

  5. Of course…..it had to be Venice 🙂 And your archives never disappoint. ‘Water on Fire’ is my particular favourite of the set, but they are all lovely.

  6. So glad you enjoyed our walk Isadore – the light in Wash and Water Damage is heavenly isn’t it? We were up early that morning, and it was as though the sunlight shone through a focus hole right on that little square at the foot of the stairs 🙂

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