Posts Tagged ‘venice’

The Doges of Venice: Venetian Rulers for More than a Millennium

The Doge of Venice was the highest office in the Republic of Venice. This office existed for about a millennium, from the 8th century AD till the 18th century. The title of this office traces its origin back to the time when Venice was nominally subjected to the Byzantine Empire. Subsequently, when Venice became a […]

Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon

Image Credit: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images The Italian government announced that large cruise ships will be banned from entering the Venice lagoon. Vessels weighing more than 25,000 metric tons or longer than 180 meters (590 feet) will be affected by the ban. In an attempt to keep Venice on UNESCO’s world heritage list, Italy’s cabinet of […]

Submerged Settlements On Roman Road Discovered In Venice Lagoon

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

Submerged Settlements And Roman Road Discovered Under Venice Waters

An underwater sonar mapping project by archaeologists in Italy has determined that the bottom of the Venetian Lagoon was once dry land. The team of researchers have confirmed that an ancient Roman road and settlement once thrived in the area some 500 years before Venice was founded in the 5th century. In the 1980s, surveys […]

LYNN DE ROTHSCHILD; VENICE; CIA …

Unknown commented –  HOW WE CHOOSE FRIENDS AND LOVERS  New York photographer Diana Mara Henry covered the future Lady de Rothschid’s second wedding in 1983 – to the prominent New York politician Andrew Stein.  This was to be Lynn Forester’s first Jewish wedding. (Her second would take place 17 years later, ten months prior to […]

A Greek Pianist to Revitalize Venice’s Cultural Life

Alexandros Kapelis performing in Venice, Italy. Credit: interclassique Music Production Alexandros Kapelis is a Greek-Peruvian pianist who is set to revitalize Venice’s cultural scene. Venice is a center for some of the world’s most prestigious international events across disciplines– it is currently preparing to host the Venice Biennale and the Salone Nautico as the G-20 […]

The Black Nobility Out of Venice Has Metamorphosed Into the British Empire With Rockefeller & Rothschild Financiers

September 29, 2014Leave a comment THE TRUE POWER BEHIND BOTH THE ROCKEFELLER AND ROTHSCHILD FAMILIES By: The Unhived Mind – 30th September 2014 Yeah even researcher like Daniel Estulin admit the likes of Rockefeller are way down the totem pole. He mentions House of Braganza as being one of the richest. These are the people […]

VENICE – ANDRINA

It was a cold end of December night; I was hungry, and the sun had set by the time the train brought me to Venice. As usual I had no accomodation reserved and all the hotels between the station and the Rialto seemed to be ‘completo’ full up. The streets were crowded with noisy tourists […]

GUSTAV MAHLER, THOMAS MANN, DEATH IN VENICE

Above, we see ‘Gustav Mahler with his friend Thomas Mann’. Thomas Mann set out to write a short novel about “passion – as confusion and degradation“. The result was Death in Venice, a book which raises age old questions about the difference between love and lust, about forbidden love and about what is normal. Gustav and […]

Venice Beach man removes antisemitic graffiti, cleans up streets

Venice Beach resident Daniel Khalili has been removing antisemitic graffiti appearing near Abbott Kinney this week.  Khalili posted a video to Instagram this week in which he can be seen spray-painting over graffiti, applied with a stencil, that reads “the Jew is guilty.”  “It was in a stencil, so obviously someone had done this beforehand,” […]

James Salt’s Dream-Like Paintings of Venice

James Salt was a British painter born in 1850, who spent most of his career painting various fantasy scenes around Venice, imbuing them with a rather dream-like quality. This kind of painting is known as a capriccio, which combines real world scenes with imagined elements. 00

New Shakespeare Anthology For Children Omits ‘Merchant Of Venice’ For Fear Of ‘Offending’ the Tribe

    Renowned children’s author and playwright Sir Michael Morpurgo will omit The Merchant of Venice from the children’s book based on Shakespeare’s plays he is working on because he doesn’t want to “offend” Jews: Sir Michael, 77, is modernising Shakespeare plays for children and teenagers in a book titled Tales from Shakespeare, designed to […]

Author omits ‘Merchant of Venice’ from anthology, citing antisemitism

A popular British children’s author omitted “The Merchant of Venice” from his adaptation of William Shakespeare plays for young audiences. One reason: antisemitism. “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” Michael Morpurgo told The Guardian on Monday about the decision not to include the […]

New Shakespeare Anthology For Children Omits ‘Merchant Of Venice’ For Fear Of ‘Offending’ Jews

Renowned children’s author and playwright Sir Michael Morpurgo will omit The Merchant of Venice from the children’s book based on Shakespeare’s plays he is working on because he doesn’t want to “offend” Jews: Sir Michael, 77, is modernising Shakespeare plays for children and teenagers in a book titled Tales from Shakespeare, designed to make them […]

This week in pictures: floods in Venice, negotiations in Brussels, unrest in Albania

This week, high tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice after a new system of inflatable barriers to prevent water from inundating the city wasn’t activated. On Friday, EU leaders agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 55% by 2030 after negotiations at the summit in Brussels lasted all night. Meanwhile, Albania’s interior minister […]

Empty canals and idle gondoliers: COVID-19 hits hard in Venice

Rows of gondolas, traditional Venetian boats, bob up and down while moored to the banks of canals, without any hope of being used. Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns have hit Venice hard: its 150 canals, so admired by tourists, are empty. Gondoliers who have delighted couples are now without work and are desperate. Gone are […]

Zhouzhuang: China’s Stunning and Popular Venice of the East

Zhouzhuang is a small town located in China’s Jiangsu province not far from the modern metropolis of Shanghai. As one of the China’s most famous water towns, Zhouzhuang has been nicknamed the “Venice of the East.” Apart from the picturesque natural scenery, the town is also known for its well-preserved architecture, including several stone bridges, […]

The Piraeus Lion of Venice: Runes and Roaming from Greece to Italy

Some ancient artifacts travel from where they were first made to become symbols of other foreign lands. This is certainly the story of the Piraeus Lion. The Piraeus Lion is a marble lion displayed in Venice, specifically at the entrance of the Venetian Arsenal . As its name suggests, the statue was originally from Piraeus, […]

Rasiglia: Medieval Village of Streams is Italy’s ‘Little Venice’

Rasiglia is a small village located in the province of Perugia, in the central Italian region of Umbria. The village, which traces its history all the way back to the Middle Ages, is known also as the Little Venice of Umbria and the Village of Streams. This is due to the fact that Rasiglia is […]

Hundreds flock to Venice’s ‘Regata Storica’ despite COVID restrictions

Venice has held the first public event since before the Coronavirus lockdown on its famous Grand Canal. The Regata Storica is the highlight of the Venetian calendar with colourful boats and gondoliers in historical costumes re-enacting carrying the Doge, the elected lord and chief of state of Venice, and his wife along the city’s main […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

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