Fran è come un bel sorso d'acqua fresca. È alta e ha questi lunghi capelli biondi che le coprono tutta la schiena. Le ho preso una manciata di capelli e li ho annusati. Me li sono arrotolati attorno alla mano. Lei si è lasciata abbracciare. Ho affondato la faccia nei suoi capelli e l'ho abbracciata ancora più stretta.
—  Cattedrale, Raymond Carver, 1983

Acqua Alta Bookshop (Venice, Italy

This was one of the coolest bookstores I’ve ever been to! I didn’t end up buying anything, because most of the books were in Italian, but it was so awesome to just walk around and take pictures.

In the back area there is a staircase of old books that have been damaged by flooding and painted phrases all over the brick walls. While it was somewhat sad to see all those books ruined it was incredible to see that they’d done something fun with them instead of just throwing them out. 

If any one of you are ever visiting Venice, put this place on your list of things to do!