Ronchamp, Belfort, Basel, Zurich, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Zagreb, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt
This is part 3 of my trip, which consist mostly of the cities I visited in Italy! A friend of mine came from the states to join me in this Eurotrip(We both received the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship.) We wen to the art biennial in Venice, so there will be wide variety of mini pavilions and artists work in this post. I also dropped my cellphone in the ocean the day before our flight to Santorini, so I almost decided to fly back to Taiwan after Greece. Luckily my phone revived 3 days later when we were at santornini, so I was able to take a few photos before we left. By the end of this trip I have already stayed in europe for over 80 days and travelled to 12 countries(including Vatican city) and over 25 cities across europe. My friend and I got sick at the end of the trip, so we got really lazy when we arrived to Germany. Anyway, I'm writing this blog about 4 months after the end of this trip, so many of the details may not be illustrated. All the picture's here are taken with my smartphone with an exception of a few from my friend congee (bokeh heavy pictures). Non of these images are post processed (No PS NO BS), except for a few instagram photos I might include.
I thought I would be able to cover my whole trip in Italy my last post, but I was completely wrong... I think this post will be just of Venice similar to my last post, because the Art Biennale was going on when we were there. Maybe I will try to cover more or else this Euro trip will be split in too many parts!
06. Venice, Italy (7/4-7/6)
Departing Milan around 10 A.M
First Arrival at Venice! We decided not to waste time and drop our stuff at our camping site, so we walked around the city with our luggages.
We found 20 euros on the ground on this street! We used it to finance our first meal in Venice! A good start to our trip in Venice !
It was rather hard to navigate in Venice without google maps. It's amazing how google can document all the small alleyways and mini bridges in Venice.
We then proceeded to come to piazza San Marc three times during our brief stay in Venice. The next day to go to the biennale, and the day after that to visit Carlos Scarpa's Olivetti showroom, but it was closed on the day we wanted to visit.
We called it the day early since it was already pretty late when we got to the piazza. The camping site is approximately 30 minutes away from central venice. We chose to camp because it was about 12 euros per night to camp here, but we didn't know that there was going so many mosquitoes in Venice. It was also super hot when we got there, with a vibrant night life consisting of young teens who were also on their summer vacations.
Meandering around Venice
On our way to Carlos Scarpa's Querini Stampalia
Carlos Scarpa details
We didn't know that we needed a 1 Euro pass in order to take pictures of the interior, so the guard kept telling us not to photograph anything, while we watched other people take photos. I don't really see the point of having a 1 euro photo pass since we already paid a 10 euro pass to get in the building in the first place... Still boggles me, because of him I wasn't able to get a picture of this view since the guard kept stopping me:
I didn't take this picture!
I tried applying camera correction in hugin.. but it didn't really work out that well
Exiting the Querini Stampalia without paying for that 1 euro photo pass..
Fortress in Venice
We visited a nearby sculpture park to refill some water and get ready for our whole day in the Venice Art Biennale! It felt like we were visiting the world expo all over again, but this time we were much more ready and ambitious
Haven;t wrote anything in a while, but finals are coming up next week so I have to be brief! One of my favorite installations located in the German pavilion. really futuristic and nice to see the transition of a lit staircase to a tron room.
Sarah lucas's famous exhibition of sexuality. Homa also referenced her in one of my studio crits with her.
Don't really remember what the concept was, but it was a nice experience!
Carlos scarpa we meet again, actually this sculpture was one of the main reasons we came here in the first place
I'm kind of just throwing up images, but you can get a sense on how tight or schedule was that day going from querini stampalia to the art biennale
This is only the eastern part of the biennale, which is only half of all the artwork. We didn't have enough time to finish seeing everything in the western part of the Biennale, and I was getting really hangry after hours of no stop art. I started leaving some smaller and less interesting pictures out since I realized that this post is getting way too long even without me typing. I don't want to split venice into another post so I'm just going to be brief in what we saw in the second half of the biennale.
So our long day finally ended! probably one of the most walking intensive day on our trip, partly because we didn't want to repeat what happened in the Milan world expo where we only got to see less than half of the pavilions..
Probably the least calatrava looking bridge that calatrava built
Ok finally done with this post! I think this post is more image heavy than even my Paris summer program post. Anyway, We tried going to the olivetti showroom the next day by taking the boat, but it was closed. We spent most of our time waiting in the train station for our train to Florence. We missed out a ton on all the churches in Venice because we got to absorbed in the art Biennale and pavilions used to host these art pieces. 3 days and two nights was definitely not enough time for us to see the whole of Venice, and given that we were already tired from our train ride to Venice from Milan. Anyways I don't think there will be a post next week due to finals! I have a bunch of work to catch up on.
Thanks again for reading/ or browsing since there's not much narrative!
5 AM ( Again..)