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Goodbye Gondola

We have said goodbye to our old gondola. It has become impossible to keep it well, so we have donated it to the museum on the Lazzaretto Nuovo

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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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Rowing video from Across the River

Short video of me rowing dressed as a 1950s US Army colonel

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Death

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

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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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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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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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Living in Venice

A Pathetic Human Being

A Venetian gondoliere thought it a good idea to decorate his gondola with fascist symbols, yet he can’t handle that others think it not a good “joke”

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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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Living in Venice Photography

Fifteen minutes in a Venetian park

The photos below are taken in fifteen minutes, walking about 200m.

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Lio Piccolo 

While I’ve kayaked a lot around much of the lagoon, I’ve never been to some of the northernmost parts. My friend Selina took me up there by car, looking for flamingos.

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Drowning in silence

A man was drowning besides me in the hospital pool, and I didn’t know what to do to save him.

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Annegare in silenzio

Io ho visto un uomo annegare a due metri da me in piscina, e non ho saputo salvargli.

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Gilberto Penzo: La gondola

“La gondola” by Gilberto Penzo is the definitive book on the Venetian gondola, but it has been out of print for years. A second edition has now been published.

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White egret

White egret taking off (Certosa island, Venice)

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Fog in Venice

We’ve had a good deal of fog this winter, but still no snow. These photos are from the St. Mark’s and Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice.

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Saint Mark’s evening fog

Saint Mark’s square on a foggy evening around Christmas

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War in Venice

Warship moored in central Venice

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Another foggy day

Another foggy day in Venice with interruptions of public transport