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Ancient Venice Doorway in Abandoned Setting | Wall Art

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Secluded Ancient Doorway in Venice - Black and White Art

When you discover the ancient doorway captured in this photograph, you're instantly transported to an almost hidden alley in Venice, Italy. This ancient, worn door, set against decaying bricks and creeping weeds, whispers tales of a time long past. The image thrives in the delicate interplay of shadow and light, characteristic of the moodiness found only in black-and-white photography

This scene isn't just a doorway—it's a passage into the history of Venice. Each element in the frame speaks to the enduring spirit of the city: the old wall's texture, the resilience of nature as weeds sprout atop, and the silent mystery of what lies beyond the door. This urban photograph captures a hidden entrance, a secret kept from the bustling tourist paths, offering a glimpse into the quiet solitude of Venetian life.

The composition here is straightforward yet profound. Award-winning in its right and featured in Black and White Magazine, the image carries a gravity that pulls you into its depths. Every detail—the texture of the brick, the organic growth of the weeds, and the stark contrast of the ancient door—contributes to a story that is as much about texture and decay as it is about the allure of discovery.

I find such spots during my explorations, often serendipitously, where the essence of a place seems to be encapsulated in a single, timeless frame. This spot in Italy, a back alley hidden from the common thoroughfare, offers a quiet almost palpable throughout the photo.

In this image, the simplicity of the elements—the door, the wall, the weeds—melds into a narrative that feels intimate and expansive, inviting the viewer to ponder what stories might unfold should that door swing open. It's an invitation to curiosity, a moment frozen in time that continues to resonate with the echoes of its past.

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© Dan Kosmayer, 2005

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.


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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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