"Door with a Hydrant"Photographer ‑ Frank Carroll
This fascinating door can be found in Calle del Pestrin. Go looking and you will find it and near the red fire hydrant. I must have had luck on my side when I took the photograph because when I returned in 2020, it looked different. The small green plant was gone and the colours seemed less vibrant.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden.
Street numbers can be a mystery. Venice is divided into districts, or Sestiere. Each district will have street numbers which radiate from a starting point, such as a church or palace.
In the Merchant of Venice Shakespeare gives directions to Shylock's house. "Turn up on your right hand at the next turning, but,at the next turning of all, on your left; marry, at the very next turning, turn of no hand, but turndown indirectly".
Date: Friday April 6th 2018
Shutter Speed: 7/10 sec.
Focal Length: 20 mm
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM