This month we are featuring the work of Dick Edwards, a client of mine from Northern New Jersey
The city [Venice] is divided into six Siestrie (or districts); three on the north side of the Grand Canal, San Marco, Cannaregio, and Castello and three to the south, Santa Croce, San Palo and Dorsoduro. Additionally, the long narrow island of Guidecca lies across the Guidecca Canal, south of Dorsorado, and serves as home to working-class Venetians.
Mention “Venice” to the once-time visitor and most likely you will invoke memories of the “sights” of San Marco (the Bascilica, Dodges Palace, Piazza bearing the same name, and the north embankment of the Rialto Bridge).
It is in the “other” five siestrie, however, in the campi (there is only one piazza in Venice, San Marco, the other squares carry the designation “campo”), and along the calles, fondamentas, terras, that are found the images of light and darkness, permanence and decay, and above all, the interplay of brick, stone and water that comprise the magic of Venice. And it is these images that provoke the frequent traveler to Venice to ponder his next return. ~ Dick Edwards
All photographs copyright 2010 Dick Edwards