• 23rd September 2019


Misty Venetian Gondolas

Could be Las Vegas! But no its the real thing! A brisk winter morning with everything shrouded in mist. Autumn leaves still on the trees and the peals of Sunday morning church bells drifting across the water. it’s an assault on your senses that sticks in the memory, crying out to be repeated. Not sure it would ever be the same twice.

Venice was just magical, even out of season. Maybe that’s the point – we were able to walk freely alongside the back canals without all the summer crush. Yes, we missed out on the alfresco cafes but instead we were welcomed into the inviting warmth of various large coffees and brandies before venturing out again into the crisp morning air. It was just a completely different world.

Canal side activity - Venice

Venice back canal.

I have heard it said ‘that you can’t take a bad picture in Venice’. The enormity of the subject matter is certainly inspiring. The marble palaces are magnificent, the cathedral awesome but I also found beauty in the decaying grandeur that existed alongside everyday life.

Canal side cafe Venice

Canal side restaurant - Venice

Quality seconds shop Venice!

Venetian Balcony in winter

All images © 2012 John Russell.


About John Russell

With 40 years in the business, John is an highly experienced commercial photographer. Specialising not only in all forms of studio work but also location and food. He has worked with many well known advertising agencies, both in London and the west country. His direct clients include many well known brands as well as aspiring business start ups.
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