Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cat Bauer at easyJet Holidays - Guest Blog - Part 1

Dylan Paintings by Maria Zerres
Photo: Jens Willebrand
courtesy Das Maximum, Traunreuth, Gemany

(Venice, Italy) EasyJet, for those of you who live outside the zone, is defined by Wikipedia as:

EasyJet Airline Company Limited (styled as easyJet) is a British airline headquartered at London Luton Airport. It carries more passengers than any other United Kingdom-based airline, operating domestic and international scheduled services on 500 routes between 118 European, North African, and West Asian airports.


For those of you in the States, it is kind of like a hip Southwest Airlines. It usually flies into the primary airports, not out-of-the-way terminals in the boonies. When EasyJet Holidays asked me to be a guest blogger, I said sure. I figured it would be my small effort to combat the enormous cruise ships that unload millions of somnambulant masses that blindly follow a leader with a raised umbrella -- who never seems to lead them to any of my sponsors. EasyJet is cool because you can hop on a plane and spend some quality time in Venice, so I wrote a blog about all the contemporary art inside ancient venues going on in conjunction with the Biennale Art Exhibition. Even if you are not a huge fan of contemporary art, right now you can meander through ancient buildings, some of which are difficult, if not impossible, for the general public to access. (Plus, I love the way EasyJet described me as an "internationally successful blogger":) Here's a snippet:

Photo: Jens Willebrand
courtesy Das Maximum,
Traunreuth, Gemany 
Venice is a city stuffed with precious art, created by giant old masters and displayed in monumental structures. In contrast, the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition has breathed contemporary life into the classic settings with its renowned art festival for more than 100 years. This year, in addition to the traditional national pavilions down at Giardini, new countries have popped up inside the Arsenale and other buildings scattered around town, many of which are privately owned. Coinciding with La Bienalle, a plethora of parallel exhibitions is also housed in private palaces and other cool ancient venues, offering a rare peak into the secret world of Venice. Here are just a handful that you can visit -- for free:


Ciao from Venice,
Cat

1 comment:

  1. (Venice, Italy) EasyJet, for those of you who live outside the zone, is defined by Wikipedia as:

    EasyJet Airline Company Limited (styled as easyJet) is a British airline headquartered at London Luton Airport. It carries more passengers than any other United Kingdom-based airline, operating domestic and international scheduled services on 500 routes between 118 European, North African, and West Asian airports.

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