Two amazingly similar views of Venice: from April 2017 and the early 1700s

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2017


To continue the theme from an earlier blog on Venice, a modern city that’s still amazingly, astoundingly, recognizable from centuries-old paintings. Look at this photograph taken by me on April 11, 2017. It was the low season and before the anti-tourist movement had begun to be felt. It’s a view of the Grand Canal from … Continue reading “Two amazingly similar views of Venice: from April 2017 and the early 1700s”

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A cheat’s guide to Venice. Oscar’s 5 easy tricks to avoid queues & other things

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2017


Here’s what I learned in three days in Venice. By the way, I went in the low-season, and before the anti-tourist movement had begun to make itself felt. Do reserve a place on a free walking tour. They’re conducted by volunteers who know and love Venice and want to share their city with visitors. At … Continue reading “A cheat’s guide to Venice. Oscar’s 5 easy tricks to avoid queues & other things”

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Venice may be only city in which centuries-old paintings remain hyper-real today

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2017


The truest line ever written about Venice may be from Peter Ackroyd’s biography of the city. “A Venetian of the 16th century, if not earlier, would have no trouble finding his or her way through the streets of the modern city,” Ackroyd writes in ‘Venice: Pure City’. “That is true of few other cities on … Continue reading “Venice may be only city in which centuries-old paintings remain hyper-real today”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK