The Venice Vignette

Dear Venice,

So many have written about you, to you, in spite of you. You are a buzz word with pinched wings and a bursting spirit. Canals and crevices crashing onto paper; no one can decide whether to commemorate you or condemn you.

Actually, that’s not entirely true. Most who visit you are certain in the way they have choosen to feel about you, myself included.

I commerate you in the best way I know how. Let me be the first writer to visit you and refrain from writing about you.

I think words are starting to clog your canals. Let’s clear your veins and display the autopsies of your soul instead.


“Tell me where is fancy bred,
Or in the heart, or in the head?” -William Shakespeare
“Venice never quite seems real.”-Frida Giannini
“A tirarse sempre indrio se finise col culo in rio.” -Italian Proverb
“Venice is boring, boring, boring.”-TripAdvisor Contributor
“Venice would be a fine city if it were drained.”-Henry Adams
“In the glare of the day there is little poetry about Venice.” -Mark Twain
“The most artificial environment in the world.”- Jonathan Galassi
“Streets flooded. Please advise.” -Robert Benchley
“If there was a point in time when crowds were invented, I’m convinced that event occurred in Venice.”-A Woman Named Jo
“A city for beavers. “- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”-Truman Capote


Stay Picture Perfect,






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