« Venice Deserted » Unique Venice Beauty while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice


Venice Deserted Photo Book by Danielle and Luc Carton, Jonglez Publishing, Venice pictures while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
Venice Deserted

« Venice Deserted »

Jonglez Publishing - Authors Danielle and Luc Carton (Visit-Venice-Italy.com)
£29.9 - 191 Pages

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In French: « Venise Déserte »
In Italian: « Venezia Deserta »

Pictures below are extracts from the book.

On 8 March 2020, with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Venice imposed a strict lockdown.

The Venice Grand Canal while the Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown in Venice in spring 2020
The Venice Grand Canal
Everything in the city ground to a halt.

With no planes in the sky, not a soul wandering the streets, and no boats on the canals, the city’s birds were given complete freedom.

The situation was unprecedented.

Never before had Venice appeared like this: shops closed, curtains drawn, the silence was palpable; save for a few vaporetti and the odd freight boat, the canals became empty and mirror-smooth; there was not a single ‘ciao’ shouted from one street to another, no children filled the squares with their joyous cries; and church bells no longer signalled the times for Mass, only the regular hours of the day.

Saint-Mark Square and the Basilica while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice in Italy
Saint-Mark Square
Stepping outside our house engendered a curious mix of feelings: vulnerability and pleasure.

Faced with the silent emptiness of an unusually sleepy Venice, we felt an uncontrollable anxiety.

But this quickly faded as we were overwhelmed by the city’s powerful magic: this historic slumber let us to enjoy some one-on-one time with the city, and the anxiety-provoking silence offered a golden opportunity to rediscover its intimacy.

This emptiness, this extraordinary situation that was in complete contrast to our past experience, brought exceptional moments of serenity. The city’s unveiled beauty tookb hold of our entire being.

These were unique moments of happiness when the impossible and the unimaginable became reality: seeing and experiencing Venice in solitude.

This was Venice as we would never have dared to dream.

Gondolas at the Orseolo while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice in Italy
Gondolas at the Orseolo
The Venice Grand Canal seen from the Accademia Bridge while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Venice Grand Canal
The Canonica Canal and the Doge's Palace, in the background, the Bridge of Sighs, while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Doge's Palace
The Doge's Palace Arches and the Piazzetta San Marco at Saint-Mark while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Doge's Palace Arches and Piazzetta
The Grand Canal and the Ca' d'Oro Palace while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Ca' d'Oro Palace
The Saint-Mark Bell Tower and the Doge's Palace while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
Saint-Mark Bell Tower
San Giacomo da l'Orio Square while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
San Giacomo da l'Orio Square
Venice Grand Canal and Saint-Mark Basin while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
Venice Grand Canal and Saint-Mark Basin
The Procuraties and Saint-Mark Basilica while the Coronavirus  Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Procuraties and Saint-Mark Basilica
The San Zulian Canal and Balbi Bridge in Saint-Mark District while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The San Zulian Canal and Balbi Bridge
The Doges' Palace while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
The Doges' Palace
Sleeping Gondolas on Venice Grand Canal while the Coronavirus Covid Lockdown in Venice
Gondolas on Venice Grand Canal

Book « Venice Deserted »

Jonglez Publishing - Authors Danielle and Luc Carton (Visit-Venice-Italy.com)
£29.9 - 191 Pages

Buy it online UK
Blackwell's | Bookshop | Amazon UK | Waterstones | Wordery | Hive.co.uk |
Buy it online Canada
Amazon Canada
Buy it online USA
Amazon | Barnes Noble | Books a Milion | Bookshop |
The Book in French or in Italian
In French: « Venise Déserte »
In Italian: « Venezia Deserta »


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