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René Seindal

I’m Danish, from Copenhagen, but I’ve been living in Venice for over a decade, with my Venetian wife Martina and our two dogs.

My alma mater is the University of Copenhagen, from where I have an M.A. in History and Italian and a B.Sc. in computer science.  I’m also an authorised Tour Leader (accompagnatore turistico) here in Italy in Danish, English and Italian, and a reasonably able photographer.

Venice is a truly magical place, and I never get tired of it. I’ve been here for over a decade, and every day is like the first.

I have a couple of small activities here in Venice:

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  • The camera crew playing with the Venetian boat on the set of Across the River, Into the Trees

    Across the river, into the trees

    I spent a good deal of January and February 2021 on a movie set, but it wasn’t a very positive experience

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  • Spavento Costante - tomb at the Cemetary San Michele

    Death

    Death is always with us, even if we choose not to notice.

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  • High tide in Venice - water entering throug the ancient walls

    High tide in Venice

    On a late Tuesday evening Fabio shouldn’t even be in his trattoria, which is only ever open for lunch. Yet here he was, sitting with his face in his hands behind the counter, while the water was pouring copiously inside. The barrier he had put in the front door was of little help keeping the

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  • Grande nave venezia

    Cruise ship accident in Venice

    This morning a huge cruise ship, the MSC Opera, lost control in the middle of Venice city, hit the quay and a moored ship.

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  • ANPI event at Castello on April 25th

    Liberation Day in Venice

    I’ve had the great honour of being invited to the official celebration of Liberation Day in Venice by ANPI, the national association of Italian resistance fighters, to photograph their participation in the event.

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  • Penny

    Last Tuesday I placed the most difficult signature of my life on the most unwanted piece of paper ever. I signed away the life of our Penny. Penny came to us thirteen months ago. She was in a horrible condition. Months of neglect has reduced her to shadow of herself. Down to half her former

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  • Brexit_Mural_(Banksy)_03

    Brexit from a distance

    Brexit doesn’t influence me directly, but being Danish living in Italy means my existence relies on freedom of movement. Brexit attacks that freedom.

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  • Berlin 25 years later

    Bicycles in Berlin

    I’ve been bicycling all my life, and its one of the very few things I miss here in Venice. Berlin, on the other hand, is full of bicycles.

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Contact

You can email me at rene@seindal.dk or by leaving a comment on this site.

2 replies on “René Seindal”

Hi Rene,

Oliver from Lonely Planet Traveller here – hope you’re good!

A much belated big thanks for helping us out in June – you’ve seen the video I take it? I need an address to send a hard copy of the magazine to, could you send me one?

All the best and thanks again

Oli

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