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Venice, summer 2009.

I wanted a shot that summed up the Venice for me – all this ancient history and culture, side by side with vendors selling cheap mass-produced T-shirts and masks. This mask’s implacable expression just seemed to sum up the city’s attitude to the latest invasion of visitors: I’ve seen it all before and I’ll see it all again.


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Jeanne Horak-Druiff is based in London and is available for freelance food and travel assignments. See more of her work on her blog

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  • Ilva Beretta
    Ilva Berettaabout 5 years ago

    lovely shot!

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Hard to get a new shot of this old favourite, Jeanne, but you’ve managed it very well here! Great shot!!

  • Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    Jeanne Horak-D...about 5 years ago

    Thanks Ilva :) And thanks David! It took ages to get just the angle I wanted – I’m sure the mask seller thought I was trying to nick something…!

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  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

    Wow, fantastic Jeanne!

  • Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    Jeanne Horak-D...about 5 years ago

    Luanda – wow – thanks so much for the feature!

    Tazzina & Parmi – thank you :)

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