Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Canaletto day

'And sometimes, in the Venetian spring, you awake to a Canaletto day, when the whole city is alive with sparkle and sunshine, and the sky is an ineffable baby-blue. An air of flags and freedom pervades Venice on such a morning, and all feels light, spacious, carefree, crystalline, as though the decorators of the city had mixed their paints in champagne, and the masons laced their mortar with lavender.' - Jan Morris, Venice

Canaletto, Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo on Ascension Day, 1732

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovely quote. especially as we are having such crystalline bright days here in autumnal London