Saturday, November 15, 2008

Venice Shop Window

This window makes me think of E.T.A. Hoffman's story about the man who fell in love with a beautiful automaton. Hoffman is known as the German Poe. I frequently reread his story "the Golden Flowerpot" at this time of the year, when the borders between the worlds grow thin.

6 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

HOW DELICIOUS!!!!! OOH I"M JUST DROOLING ALL OVER THIS!!! Where ever that is, that is where I want to be. What a great post!

Balou said...

Love, love, love this photo!!

Nao said...

I want to know more about the Golden Flower Pot~

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gorgeous shot! More than shopping, I love taking pictures in shops like this.

ArtSparker said...

Ladrón - I feel exactly the same, I had a friend who didn't like window shopping because she got too envious, but for me it's all visual stimulus.

grrl+dog said...

That window has venice all ocver it.. I saw the tales of hoffman as an opera, and that story was the best, they produced it in a kooky Rocky horror theme, made it quite contemporary and had ball with the piece