Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quietness


A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell 

6 comments:

Alexa said...

If it's quiet you're seeking, you can certainly find it in Venice (and I mean that as a compliment, of course).

Leslie said...

Quitness??

Couldn't figure out what in the world that meant until I read the quote.

Quietness.

Andante said...

Leslie, don't fuss about that - in English eyes, Americans can't spell "colour", but we don't usually mention it. Everyone makes a typing slip from time to time; the sense was clear.
The patch of light on the floor really heightens the impact of the image, thanks again, Pierre. It never fails to amaze us that although the main areas of Venice are so busy and crowded, when you step just a few streets away, you can discover for yourself peaceful gems like this.

Pierre said...

Oh sorry for the typo... Thanks Leslie to have pointed it it out !

Gunn said...

I remember the back streets, the smell of food, the italian language I heard through open windows, the music and the sound of shoes, people walking and than completely silence ......

And I remember the ambulance flying over the water...
And the SOUND of the boats passing the hotel before I even got out of bed in the morning.....



seductivevenice said...

Is this the cicchetteria that's between Marco Polo's house and San Lio? I once had some fragolino there that tasted like gasoline, but the crowd and the food were good.