Buenaventura - A Venetian GhostMonday, February 18, 2019
|Buenaventura - Photograph - Girolamo Clemente|
When Rosemary and I arrive in Venice on the 20th I will have the ghosts (images) of the many books I have read about Venice. Some have been novels others non-fiction. But there will be a ghost that will be with me all the time. It is a 19th century photograph by a mostly forgotten Venetian photographer called Girolamo Clemente. From what I can gather he died at age 35 in 1875. I am haunted by this lovely image of a woman he called Buenaventura. Who was she? I will never know. But perhaps I can find someone to pose for me in homage to this woman.