I made 4 Cdroms, with photographs in colour and in black and white.

The two Cdroms of Venice shape an inseparable set of Venice and its lagoon, by day as by night. The Cdrom VENICE AND ITS LAGOON (nearly 1,000 photographs) shows Venice when walking along its small alleys. The Cdrom VENICE CANALS AND LAGOON (nearly 1,800 photographs) points up the little canals inside Venice when seen from boat.

The two Cdroms of France also shape a set that shows the deep and traditional countryside. The Cdrom FRANCE COUNTRYSIDE (nearly 1,600 photographs) presents Bourgogne and Picardie, and also Lorraine, Jura, Berry and Vexin. The Cdrom FRANCE LANDSCAPES (nearly 1,800 photographs) presents other areas : the Alps, the surroundings of Versailles, Ile de France, Auvergne, Normandie, Ségala, Gascogne, Aquitaine, Bretagne and some Northern and Lorraine Factories.

You can see a choice of them, 12 in colour and 12 in black and white.

Click here to see some Photographs of Venice

I have taken nearly 30,000 photographs of Venice, since 1973 until 1989. They show a rather unknown Venice : a very inner one, far off the beaten track; and also a Venice by night, in its hidden corners, surrounded by darkness and silence.

This Venice seems perhaps to be unreal and timeless with its winding streets lit by mysterious lanterns, dreaming palaces which seem to float on the canals, dark bridges pending on walls, stately gondolas gliding between coloured poles, intimate squares, romantic gardens, and so many other secret wonders... Venice is tender, so tender.

Even its most beautiful palaces are not forbidding : the façade of the Cà d'Oro, in olden days leafed in gold, opens out on a welcoming and graceful portico and on delicately adorned windows as laces. Your hand will rest with pleasure on the massive white corner stones of patrician houses or on the velvety bricks of walls bathing in water.

Everywhere there are steps going down into the canals, steps on which you can sit, dreaming, your eyes wandering upon the wavelets that come and kiss the stone, while a silent gondola glides in the shadow of a bridge.

Lovers settle on its stone parapet, and they whisper together, observing the canal without even seeing it, its tall, tightly ranged houses, and the evening light outlining a balcony full of foliage, out of which an old piano sounds as if complaining.


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I have also made a Cdrom with 300 photographs in colour and in black & white about FRIUL. This area in the northeast of Italy was still genuine in 1987 : mounts, humble stone cottages, limpid mountain brooks, flowers and fields. Map of the author, captions in Friulan, comments in Italian.

In the end, for the enthusiasts, I have gathered most of the railways photographs of my Cdroms into a little Cdrom of a hundred of photographs in colour and in black & white entitled TRAINS.