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Rita Crane Photography: Italy / Venice / umbrellas / rain / people / canal / water / architecture / color / photography / Cannaregio Rain, Venice II

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Reposting this one for new contacts. It's one of my favorite photos. Not only do I love how rain saturates colors and adds reflections, but rain makes nature's presence so immediate and adds a contemplative mood to any scene.


This is a glimpse of "daily Venice". Neighbors stopping for a minute to talk on a bridge. Venice has no cars at all, so one hears instead soft conversation among friends instead of the sound of rushing traffic and car engines. This is so very civilized!


I love how everything looks when it is wet and the sound of rain on the water, making the little round splashes that sound like tiny little "plink! plink" .... soft droplets of water falling into the canals, and the voices of friends greeting one another as they go about the day, doing their errands. Colorful city through and through.


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Taken on March 5, 2006