Posts Tagged ‘Canaletto’

The Stone Mason’s Yard

June 17, 2012
The Stonemason's Yard -- Canaletto

The Stonemason’s Yard — Canaletto

Writers such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Emile Zola, Honoré de Balzac, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, brought to life the period in which they lived.

The paintings of Canaletto bring to life London and Venice.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant early this month was inspired by a painting by Canaletto, currently part of an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greewich.

The Stone Mason’s Yard shows us what such a yard looked like, the hive of activity, the stone, the workman.

European Vacation 2012

June 17, 2012
Grand Canal Venice -- Canaletto

Grand Canal Venice — Canaletto

The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute -- Canaletto

The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute — Canaletto

Incredible film footage by Brian Wilson.

London, the Eurostar train, then Milan, then Venice.

I flew to Venice in March then train to Bassano del Grappa, then back to Venice, an hour, then left.

May, I flew over Venice, before that Istanbul, then over the Alps.

The architecture and mountain scenery of northern Italy is very much that I found in Bassano del Grappa.

Excellent the way Brian Wilson captures the spirit of Venice. Looking down the Grand Canal, the scene could be straight out of a painting by Canaletto.

It never occurred to me to travel Eurostar to Venice until I was in Venice and saw the Eurostar trains.

Top Story in Veni Vidi Vici (Sunday 17 June 2012).