Unexpected Vision

A pair of otherworldly dancers drifted into our vision, swirling like visiting ghosts between the empty chairs of St Marks Square. An unexpected vision of impossible romance, bathed in Venice moonlight. Echoes trailed from her skirts of countless dancers from centuries past, and the shadows of lovers pressed in from the dark edges. This vision in a timeless space between the veils drew all the eyes of centuries into this moment.

More unexpected photos are here at the weekly photo challenge.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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53 Responses to Unexpected Vision

  1. LB says:

    “Echoes trailed from her skirts of countless dancers from centuries past” … wonderful thought, beautiful photo!

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  5. nickzantop says:

    Beautiful shot; I love the soft light!

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  7. Sun says:

    beautiful photo and her gown, stunning. like a Cinderella fairy tale…

  8. A scene which, in my mind, could only occur in Europe! Beautiful and evocative. D

  9. Talk about being at the right place at the right time – exquisite and intimate

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  11. Leya says:

    How utterly romantic! The place and those dancers and that dress…magical moment!

  12. twoscamps says:

    Romance is alive and well in Venice. Incredible capture Seonaid!

  13. poppytump says:

    I can quite imagine Venice as a place of intrigue … romance … and trysts @ nightfall ….
    Lovely Unexpected encounter Seonaid ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It was an impossibly romantic place, and we had all sorts of surprising and intriguing encounters as we explored the streets at night, but I didn’t manage to capture them all as well as this one ๐Ÿ™‚
      So glad you enjoyed it……I sense another romantic soul….

  14. Amy says:

    Magical photo and moment! Beautiful unexpected post!

    • It seemed to fit the bill perfectly for the challenge Amy…..I loved the shot, and am surprised but delighted at the response to it ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not just me that’s a hopeless romantic I sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hanna says:

    Romance, yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Timeless and magical Seonaid. Was the dress yellow or was that the light?

  17. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely and romantic sight!

  18. restlessjo says:

    Kathryn’s right! A magical moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. vastlycurious.com says:

    This is just a magical photograph! I like everything about it and I wish I was in that lovely gauzy gown! How romantic!

  20. Lovely image. So atmospheric. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Paula says:

    Wonderfully romantic shot ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Colline says:

    What a beautiful capture of a special moment.

  23. Maria M says:

    Loved the romantic spell you cast with your well chosen words and the great picture.

  24. Leanne Cole says:

    It is so wonderful when this sort of thing happens.

  25. Like a Federico Fellini film.

  26. timwolverson says:

    I love it! Ethereal indeed!

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