“The minute I set eyes on Venice I fell in love with it. I got married in Venice, I sang in a movie in Venice, and I’ve had the pleasure of getting lost a hundred times walking in the streets.” – Woody Allen in Dream of Venice
“The unexpected mystery of Venice… misleading reflections, startling shadows, ominous light and shade, and endless corners. What’s around the next one? My view may, of course, be coloured by the film I was making there. It was winter and raining, but winter is Venice’s season. As water is Venice’s element.” – Julie Christie
Have you ordered your copies of Dream of Venice yet?
Unlike most photography books, Dream of Venice is affordable ($26 – and often discounted) and doesn’t weigh 20 pounds. About.com Travel and OG Venice Travel Guide recommend it, and all sorts of artistic folks have been very laudatory. Today is the official publication date. Have you ordered your copies yet? Good things come in small packages.
“Venice, the city where I seem never to know if I’m walking through the changing scenes of a play or the dreamlike slow motion of a film. Everything seems like an apparition floating in time, belonging to a world that exists just in my imagination. Dramatic images of a theater in flames engulf my mind, reminding me that the boxes of La Fenice are different now, an illusion of the theater as it used to be, which is lost forever.
“But like Venice, the phoenix stands defiant, a proud symbol of rebirth rather than a memorial to the devouring blaze that tried to snuff out its glorious past.”
Four years in the making, and now available for pre-order on Amazon – the most affordable and beautiful holiday gift you will find! My photographic tribute to Venice featuring personal memories, anecdotes, poems, etc. from a variety of fellow Venice lovers, including Julie Christie, Linus Roache, Hutton Wilkinson, Claire Bloom, Woody Allen, Nicolas Roeg, and many more. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds go to Save Venice, Inc. to support their vital art and architecture restorations in Venice. Order today! Here’s a sneak preview… and a wonderful piece in the HuffPo.
Los Angeles has plenty of ghosts.