Monday, November 3, 2008

Ruins

I visited Torcello in the Venetian lagoon a few years back. What is so compelling about ruins? Is it their ambiguity, that leaves the past as unknown as the future? Venice itself seemed to me like a place half-remembered in its elusive familiarity.

3 comments:

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

I lived in Italy and FAILED to visit Venice. dern.

Buskitten said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for coming by my website - I spent a lot of time in Italy this year, and spent a week in Venice. What an amazing place! We found it just so incredibly beautiful. I'm off to have a good look at your site now, with a lovely cup of tea!
Best Wishes,
Liz

Tessa said...

"Venice itself seemed to me like a place half-remembered in its elusive familiarity"

Beautifully expressed - I'm in awe. That's it! Absolutely perfect.