The annual Venice carnival, which runs for the twelve days before the beginning of Lent, is now under way.
Sadly, the nearest I shall get to Venice this year is this superb painting of the city by the Victorian artist William Wyld. You can see it in the Nicholson Institute (aka Leek Library). It’s part of the collection there.
Though it’s over 100 years old, the picture has a wonderful vividness.
Links: Venetian Scene by William Wyld (on BBC Paintings)