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Serenity on the Grand Canal

Click to enlarge "Serenity on the Grand Canal"

In Venice Tasso's echoes are no more,
    And silent rows the songless gondolier;
    Her palaces are crumbling to the shore,
    And music meets not always now the ear:
    Those days are gone--but Beauty still is here;
    States fall, arts fade--but Nature doth not die,
    Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear,
    The pleasant place of all festivity,
The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy!
~ George Gordon Byron
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13 responses

  1. Sue Swift/Suz deMello

    What a lovely, evocative photo. Thanks for sharing. I adore Venice and will be sure to visit your blog often.

    December 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    • Thanks S and thanks for the visit! I will try to dig up a few more of Venice for you.

      December 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

  2. Your photo are poetic

    December 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  3. Love this picture and verse!

    December 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

  4. wonderful.

    December 12, 2011 at 1:40 am

  5. i dream of visiting venice

    December 12, 2011 at 5:07 am

    • Dreams come true! Venice is fabulous and unique. Pictures and stories never really do the city justice. It is just as much about the smells and tastes and sounds of the city.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

  6. katiwompus

    “serenity on the grand canal” is great. my friend loved going there in december because he said it’s all foggy and silver, and there are no horrible tourists! when were you there? beautiful photos!!! j

    December 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    • I have been there twice. The images posted here are from Jan 2011. Little cold, but otherwise perfect for visiting. Thanks for visiting

      December 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

  7. Wow, beautiful shot. I love it how the boats seem to be fading 🙂

    December 16, 2011 at 2:31 am

    • Thanks C, and thanks for visiting.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

  8. What a great shot!

    December 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

  9. Lovely image!!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

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