Thursday, 14 April 2011


Venice has never been painted as she should, never....That foul son of a deal board, Canaletti-to have lived in the middle of it all and left us nothing.

(John Ruskin)

He used to say Venice was an impossible to place to sit down and sketch,'there was something still better around the corner.

(Miss Edith Bronson on Whistler)

Friday, 1 April 2011


Venice will linger in your mind and wherever you go in life you will feel somewhere over your shoulder, a pink, castellated, shimmering presence, the domes and riggings and crooked pinnacles of the serenissima.

(James Morris)

'If you read a lot, nothing is great as you've imagined. Venice is - Venice is better'.

(Fran Lebowitz)