This week we are challenged to share a picture that captures a fleeting moment on the street. For my purposes, as a painter, I like to do landscapes and I have been known to spend time getting photos without people and traffic. I am a late arrival when it comes to street photography and only recently have come to see the interest and beauty to be seen in city streets. This was taken in Venice in the section known as the Gheto, which in old Venetian dialect means “foundry”. In the 16th C the Jewish population was forced to move to this section of the city which was then an abandoned foundry. The word “ghetto,” was adopted throughout Europe for the neighborhoods of isolated minority groups.
Around the open square, or Campo, many of the buildings were built as tall as seven stories due to lack of space – many of these still have no elevators so these are more than your average third floor walk-up.
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