20 January, 2011

The Ghetto

A moonlit stroll.

Unwilling to miss my chance to capture this amazing place, I hurried out to this spot right after a heavy rain storm that lasted the most of the day. After a quick setup, just before full dark, the clouds parted to reveal a beautiful moonlit sky. The passing rain also left some pretty sweet reflections on the cobblestone ground too.

So why is this place called The Ghetto? Here is some wiki goodness:

Il Ghetto (the Jewish Ghetto) in Venice is the area in which all Jews were forced to live from the 16th to the 18th century.

Made famous by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, the Venice Ghetto is now a pleasant neighborhood where Venice’s small Jewish community still lives.

If you take a trip to Venice, don’t pass up visiting this beautiful place.

Daily Banana – The Ghetto

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Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and highly skilled educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated a highly engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.