Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is one of the world's most innovative and eclectic art shows. While the main exhibits are located in the Giardini in the eastern part of Venice, there are also large exhibits in the Arsenal, on the Lido, where the Venice Film Festival is held, and at numerous other venues around the city. Some people come every year and set up their own non-sanctioned art in parks and streets, one example being the underwear in the fifth photograph. We stopped and spoke to the artist, an English lady who comes every few years. Many countries have a presence here as well. If you simply walk around, you will run into art constantly. In the third photograph is the Restaurant/Bar Paradiso. It's located in the Giardini and we used to go there to relax and have a beer, as well as get away from the students we used to take on European trips. It was closed for a few years, but its back and looking better than ever.

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