Wednesday July 10, 2013

VENICE – I got up early, packed a toothbrush and clean underwear into a backpack and took a train to Venice and checked into the Gritti Palace – an overnight side trip based on tips from Italian friends that the Venice Biennale is a must see this year. Indeed it is. There’s a theme this year: art and obsessive compulsive disorder (my paraphrase). Very cool. I spent the day touring the national exhibits in the Gardini. All images with my Monochrom and 50mm Asph. lens, except the last one which was taken with my iPhone.

Venice!
Venice!
Biannale I
Biannale I
Biannale 3
Biannale 3
Biannale 2
Biannale 2
Biannale 4
Biannale 4
Biannale 5
Biannale 5
Biannale 6
Biannale 6

On this day last year: Dinner party. The vintage Venini object in the foreground was subsequently broken when Basil the Norwich Terrier jumped up on the table to scrounge food. The perils of pet ownership.

Dinner Party
Dinner Party

Sunday January 6, 2013

VENICE CALIFORNIA – We had a shopping and eating day today on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which is said to be one of the best shopping streets in the world. By whom I don’t know. Perhaps someone who has never been to Paris or Milan. But it really is kind of funky and fun. Images taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summilux lens.

Haberdasher
Haberdasher
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

This with my iPhone and then “percolated”

Brewed in Percolator
Brewed in Percolator

On this day last year: Risotto alla Milanese. Home cooking. Have I mentioned that I’m a foodie?

Risotto alla Milanese
Risotto alla Milanese