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venice carnival

Posted by on 25 Jan 2011 | Category: italy, photography

During our 2 year stay in Italy, we made several visits to Venice, but this (14 Feb 2010) was the most colorful, and beyond our imagination. The train trip from Bologna where we stayed, to Venice was totally packed. It is rare to travel standing in a train in Italy, but this time it was different. It was a Sunday – it was February 14th the Valentine’s day – and above all, it was the final day of the Venice carnival! Bologna was the starting station for the train, but before we carried our baby, his pram and ourselves on to the train, it was crammed upto the door. Fortunately, we got a foldable-door-seat next to the toilet, and on that I sat, with sarah on my lap, and pratya on sarah’s lap.

Regardless of the rush and push, everyone was jovial – some of them already wearing the masks and gowns for the carnival, and we reached Venice in 1:30 hours. Venice is a string of islands linked by bridges and boats. The islands were packed, and we moved along with the flowing crowd, from boat to island to boat to island… We were rewarded with all the colors you see below 🙂 Don’t miss the last one!

valentines at piazza san marco, venezia carnival
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door knobs and knockers of rome et al.

Posted by on 08 May 2010 | Category: italy, photography

We are back in India, but still in the settling down process,  in terms of life/work. After 4 years in Japan and 2 years in Italy, we are enjoying it being home, despite the challenges/adjustments we need to face. Yet to do anything on the photography/venturing part. Until then, here are some photographs from our archives. Venice carnival and the euro trip accounts are also pending 😎

Knockers and Knobs of Italy

Door Knob, Rome, Italy
Mythological dragons infused on the door knobs of Rome
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living statues of padova

Posted by on 30 Nov 2009 | Category: italy, photography

living statue at padova, italy
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door knobs of italy

Posted by on 26 Oct 2009 | Category: italy, photography

One of our favorite themes for photography in Italy are these fabulous door knobs. There are a lot of old buildings in Italy, from the ancient to the medieval. Completely new buildings are lesser than you expect and what they usually do here is to repair and modernize old buildings, especially the interiors, while keeping the aesthetically pleasing “ruined” and “old” exteriors.

Many of the old doors in these buildings are huge, and the door knobs and handles have intricate designs on them.

door knob, bologna, italy
Door Knob, Bologna, Italy
door knob, padova, italy
Door Knob, Padova (Padua), Italy

door knob, venice
Door Knob, Venezia (Venice), Italy

More from the collection are in the gallery >> Door Knobs of Italy <<

Door Knob, Padova, Italydoor knob, bologna, italyDoor Knob, Padua, Italy

caricatures from venice

Posted by and on 05 Oct 2009 | Category: italy, life

You might have seen some photographs of Florentine caricaturists at work, among our earlier photo journals. It was our turn to be seated this time, before Lorenzo, the Venezian caricaturist 🙂
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