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Welcome to my website “Images of Venice”.

 December 2020. The major news is that over the first week in December 2020, the site has been moved over to a new company called “Indigo Marmoset – WordPress Developer London”, who are in a better position to maintain and develop the website into the future.

It is a local company to me with a large and significant client base and I have found the communication and support to be excellent; preparing for and executing the move. Many thanks to Murray and Matt of Indigo Marmoset, for their expertise and patience.

The transfer involved changing to a new domain hosting company and unfortunately some difficulties were encountered, resulting in the site being down for 3-4 days – rather longer than expected. The sheer size of the site probably didn’t help with the transfer either.

The site is visually similar to the previous site, with some design and functional improvements.  However, beneath the surface the site features superior technology and self-administration capability. For such a large image and text dense site, care was taken to optimise the site, to ensure quick loading times for the best possible viewing experience over the various user platforms.


 

26th May 2021. Great news! My series of 21 posts in the series “Islands of the Lagoon”; is complete. Also quite a landmark has been reached – my 100th post, just published!

These important posts, cover the main islands of historical importance and those that are still inhabited. I hope these posts will give a greater insight into the history and culture of the Venetian lagoon and encourage travellers with more time or on repeat visits; to enjoy their delights. Many offer a quite different atmosphere and a sense of peace and tranquility; away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, especially in the high season. Together with my post “The Venetian Lagoon and its Ecosystem”, I hope you will gain a better understanding and appreciation of this great aquatic civilisation that developed – man against nature, permanence versus transience and a triumph of resourcefulness over adversity.

July 3rd  2021. Just posted my latest 3 blogs: “The Great Venetian Flood of 1966”      “Useful Apps for Venice”     “Scala Contarini del Bovolo”

July 5th 2021. Just posted a completely revised and extended version of this famous landmark island –  “Isola di San Giorgio Maggiori”

July 15th 2021. I have just started a new series of posts, under the category of “Festivals-Regattas-Events”.   The first two are: “The Regata Storica of Venice” and “The Vogalonga”


 

***** Please click on the link to see my other related posts: “Why I love Venice”   “Quotes about Venice”    “Developing a more personal vision”   

 


 

INITIATIVES TO PRESERVE AND RESTORE VENICE

In response to the flood disaster of 1966, funding and assistance came from all across the globe; as that tragic event reminded us all of the need to preserve Venice, its art and architecture; for future generations to come.

Major funding was received from organisations below. Click on the links to learn more about them: 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice (ACP)

Save Venice Inc.

Venice in Peril Fund

World Monuments Fund

Further to the above, there were many other more local initiatives, both official, general and for specific causes; that have been set up to help Venice and the Venetians.

It also really helps local Venetian artisans, businesses and shops, that were impacted then (and still are during extraordinary high water); by buying their products in person or online.

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