A Venetian Dream

by mitchellgallery

“Venice appeared to me as in a recurring dream, a place once visited and now fixed in memory like images on a photographer’s plates so that my return was akin to turning the leaves of a portfolio: a scene of the gondolas moored by the railway station, rippling wonderland; the bustling water traffic; the fish market; the Lido beach and boardwalk; Teeny in the launch; the sining, gesturing gondoliers; the bourgeois tourists drinking coffee at Florian’s; the importunate beggars; the drowning girl’s ghost haunting the Bridge of Sighs; the pigeons, the mosquitos and the fetor of decay.” – Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter