Venice: Lord Byron’s View

Venice, Italy by Georgianna Lane

Venice, Italy by Georgianna Lane

Venice, Italy by Georgianna Lane

Venice, Italy by Georgianna Lane

Venice, Italy by Georgianna Lane

The apartment we rented in Venice this last trip occupied the top floor of the Palazzo Mocenigo Vecchio, one of a complex of historic palaces on the Grand Canal once owned by the powerful Mocenigo family. During his time in Venice, in 1818, the poet Lord Byron lived in this complex, just next door to our apartment, and, as I gazed and dreamed out the windows, I imagined him seeing the same sights – the ever-changing light and patterns of the water, the parade of life on the canals and the mesmerizing beauty of this impossible city.

But don’t be too impressed by our peripheral contact with Byron. As romantic as it is to daydream about sharing a location with such an illustrious character, it’s difficult not to have such encounters in Venice. Famous name dropping can be a full time activity there as at any moment you are walking in the footsteps of great musicians, painters, poets and writers who have been inspired and maybe maddened trying to capture her elusive magic. Just one of the addictive aspects of La Serenissima, a city that has gotten so under my skin that the only antidote is to start dreaming about the next visit. :)

And at home, our property is bright with narcissus and abundant spring-time beauties pushing up from the earth that I’ll be sharing next.

I do thank you for joining me in Venice. I thought of you so much while there.

love,

G

18 comments


  • Beautiful photos as always :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    <3 Linnea

    March 14, 2014
  • This must have been such an amazing trip, Georgianna. I can “hear” it in your voice here. Welcome back, and thank you so much for taking us along with you.

    Have a wonderful weekend. xo.

    March 14, 2014
  • it was so fascinating following you during this trip, I have Venice quite near and I’ve visited it already a few times but you have made me see its charm in a deep way .. knowing its beauty quite weel I have to admit that you’ve been able to bring out its whole timeless charm !
    Thank you my friend for this <3
    I wish you a wonderful weekend in the Sprimg atmosphere of your home, dear !
    Dany

    March 14, 2014
  • Well, Georgianna, you’ve enticed us with the rosy-coloured glasses with which you’ve viewed Byron’s Venice…beautiful!

    March 15, 2014
  • Georgianna….

    you say that her magic is elusive but…. my overwhelming thought as I was looking at your images is that : these are MAGIC!! I love the liquid light and those soft colors!!

    and, btw, you’re making me want to grab my long neglected camera and to start shooting again…. oh, my heart!

    xxoo

    March 15, 2014
  • You make everything appear dream-like. How I wish I could walk the streets and ride the boats with a guide like yourself!

    Sharon

    March 15, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna,

    Thank you for taking us along with you to beautiful Venice.
    Loved seeing all your gorgeous photos – the light, the pretty soft colours is magnificent.
    Welcome home and you must be now enjoying your wonderful garden and I look forward to seeing photos of it.
    Happy Sunday
    hugs
    Carolyn

    March 15, 2014
  • Beautiful. I wrote a screenplay that included Lord Byron as one of the characters, when he spent time in Greece. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us!

    March 15, 2014
  • Just beautiful.

    March 16, 2014
  • A Garden of Threads

    A beautiful city and you have captured her allure with these gorgeous images. Love the soft pastel colours.
    hugs my friend
    Jen xo

    March 16, 2014
  • Oh my…your photos look like the most beautiful and dreamiest dream. Stunning! And how exciting to have stayed near where Lord Byron once was…

    March 17, 2014
  • oh Georgianna the soft focus is brilliant … those photos take on an even stronger dream-like quality

    March 17, 2014
  • I’m so happy to go there in 4 for weeks. It was nice, and quite warm here in Finland but then we got snow on weekend and freezing temperatures, it is goodbye spring for now here but I will see spring in Italy:)
    Thank you for gorgeous pictures which will inspire me for upcoming travel.
    Hugs

    March 17, 2014
  • Thank you so much for sharing Venice with us once again dearest Georgianna. So beautiful! Wonderful pictures again.
    Marian

    March 17, 2014
  • How I love that sun light! It seems like the buildings are radiating. One of my favorites city in the world! I miss that light and the sound of the city, though your photos are quiet…

    March 18, 2014
  • What beautiful views of Venice! Thank you for sharing with us! I’m always amazed and inspired by your images.

    March 23, 2014
  • Venice is magic, I know. But, you have a magic all your own. You use a little light, a little technology, a little patience – and you transport me thousands of miles away. Magic.

    March 23, 2014
  • Lovely photographs Georgianna :)
    What an amazing city it is, I hope I can go someday.
    Have a beautiful day !

    May 29, 2014

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