Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Robin Saikia
9 followers -
British travel writer, author of The Venice Lido
British travel writer, author of The Venice Lido

9 followers
About
Robin's posts

Post has attachment
Girl with a Camera
The Photographer © Robin Saikia 2014    

Post has attachment
Letter from Venice: Mikhail Roginsky
Detail from Pink Interior I by Mikhail Roginsky Mikhail Roginsky, Ca' Foscari Esposizoni, Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. This month saw the opening at Ca' Foscari of an important exhibition of works by the Russian painter Mikhail Roginsky (1931-2004...

Post has attachment
Letter from Venice: Mikhail Roginsky
Detail from Pink Interior I by Mikhail Roginsky Mikhail Roginsky, Ca' Foscari Espozizioni, Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. This month saw the opening at Ca' Foscari of an important exhibition devoted to the later works of the Russian painter Mikhail ...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Letter from Venice: Poveglia sold to Luigi Brugnaro
The island of Poveglia in the Venice Lagoon was finally sold in an online auction earlier this week. There were only two bidders in final round on Tuesday and the winner was the Italian businessman Luigi Brugnaro . His bid of 513,000 euros conclusively beat...

Post has attachment
**
Was Tchaikovsky gay? The great man deliberates with his Minister for Culture in their tasteful, pastel-themed, office. Fur and feathers are flying at Ca' Foscari, Venice's principal university, following the award of an honorary doctorate to the Russian Min...

Post has attachment
I am Robin Saikia, a British author living in Venice, Italy. Many of the local bookshops here face closure because of astronomical rents and lack of support from local government. Here (see my link) is a solution I've proposed. I'd be interested to hear of similar cases the world over where bookshops are threatened in this way - they're the life blood of writers and an important part of the community in a way that online stores never could be...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded