so pretty and picturesque - unlike the reality of it all
I love the concept of this false domesticity here. It seems so obviously staged, I wonder what each of them is really thinking. Giacomo Mantegazza (1853-1920) - Lovers and chaperone meeting on the Venetian canal
a slightly less sinister picture than the black-and-white Julius LeBlanc Stewart - “Venetian Canal”
a canal photo: Alfred Stieglitz: Venetian Canal 1897.
the doge's bucintoro, or private barge. It was there that a legendary 'marriage with the sea' took place, in which the doge threw a golden ring into the sea.