Thursday, July 23, 2009

On the Lido

I have been slowly re-reading "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann. I spent a period in Venice, Italy while an undergraduate. "Death in Venice" encapsulates perfectly the feeling of strange melancholy that exists in Venice. These pictures are from the Lido Beach area, an island near Venice where the protagonist in the story stays at a fancy hotel. While I was in Venice it was the winter and spring season, so the resorts had a peculiar, deserted feel, especially on cold and windy days.

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