Biennale 2015 (Venice)


Every 2 years there is a Biennale for the Arts in Venice (every other year there is one for architecture Zwinkerndes Smiley) which assembles in principle the whole world in one place. Usually visits are divided in 2 parts: there is the area of the Arsenal where the Republic of Venice created their ships and there is the area (next to it) in Giardini (garden) which hosts some country pavilions. As this part is rather old (from around 1920 onwards they were built) pavilions still have names like Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, etc. which resemble a time long gone.

As Venice is a lagoon arriving there can be either done by train or boat

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Our hotel offers a free shuttle boat so we waited

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finally

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whoosh

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along the old constructions

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Well, we were faster Zwinkerndes Smiley

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quite a lot…

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Approaching Murano (where they make the glass) towards our hotel (no, not this palace… a bit more modern, please).

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Eerie lights

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Hold it…

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Finally Smiley

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Evening scenes

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Next day – taking pictures…

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Churches and water cisterns everywhere

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The lagoon is pretty alive

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As can be seen everwhere

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I am subject of interest due to my camera…

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Pigeon rooster

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Fancy a mansion?

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Nice backyards

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And lazy cats

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The epitome of the Venetian cat

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age is beautiful

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The chimneys made all the difference

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Old, old…

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Brrrr… Kitsch…

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Again – life in abundance. It looks (and smells in a good way!) like the lagoon is getting much better

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These windows are just great

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A saint was taken down Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Our hotel entrance

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Yep – that’s getting interesting

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He knows what he does Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Yummy…

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View from our room – the hotel is actually a converted glass factory. Just stunning and very nice

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Cool design

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The mussels are nibbling down the wood

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Systematically Zwinkerndes Smiley

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A sunny ride

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Now we made it into Giardini

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Layout of African cities (especially white / black distribution) and breeding patterns of mosquitos and other insects

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Colours of the earth

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Nature collection

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Cool!

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Large scale clothes

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A view to the eatery

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mountain in fog

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“the roof came down”

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Scenes…

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A Japanese artist

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Scenes II

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Cool installation with balls and floating devices

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Scenes III

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No longer existent country flags

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Scenes IV

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Art is everywhere

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An old animal skin merchant’s shop in Athens

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“News of the fukt world”

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Australia

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Post-Modernism at its best

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3D plots

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Don’t lean against the wall

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Scenes V

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English pavilion

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Canada

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Germany

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Japan – our favourite

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Nordic countries

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Well, Russia…

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The Swatch pavilion Zwinkerndes Smiley

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That was part I – more to follow next week… There will be plenty of B/W and colour images, too but I have to develop and scan them first…

Kategorien:Art, Venice

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