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Matters of taste: Lost in Venice

"Every glance and glimpse, every shutter blink is more gracefully deliquescent than the last"


The best thing about Venice is that there is no need to write anything about it because everything has already been written before. Even the idea that there is nothing new to write about Venice is not new; I think I may have come to it third hand. For a writer I found this to be curiously relaxing. No need to describe the mazy wonder of sage-green canals or bridges that trip in triplicate circles, no need to recount the 2,000 years of unbroken history from…

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