Enchanting black-and-white photographs capture the beauty and elegance of Venice

It is highly unusual for Venice to see snow. But this beautiful shot made by Fabio Bressanello shows a man who walked through the city earlier this year near the Grand Canal when it was covered by the white stuff

A rare snowfall, an embrace in the mist and beautiful basilicas: mesmerizing black-and-white photographs capture the beauty and elegance of Venice

  • The striking images are 77 photo's of a new book called Dream of Venice in Black and White
  • Among the images that can be seen are photo's of the picturesque waterways and ornate architecture of the city
  • Others show an unusual snow gust in Venice, as well as gondoliers who are hard at work, and a flooded walkway

Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

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Picturesque waterways, ornate architecture, gondoliers in stripes, old cobbled streets – Venice, built on 100 small islands, is one of the most enchanting cities on earth.

And so it is inevitably one of the most photographed.

But new book Dream of Venice in Black and White will probably make any photo fatigue disappear that you feel – because it contains a beautiful portfolio of 77 images of the Italian city that have a rare power and elegance.

They are made by more than 50 photographers, some of whom are 60 years old, and if you look at them, it is as if you are seeing the city for the first time.

The publisher, Bella Figura Publications, says about the book: "In a city known for its bright palette, there is elegant realism by focusing only on shadow and light. Without the distraction of color her reality will be revealed. & # 39;

Scroll down to see 15 of the beautiful images from the book …

It is highly unusual for Venice to see snow. But this beautiful shot made by Fabio Bressanello shows a man who walked through the city earlier this year near the Grand Canal when it was covered by the white stuff

It is highly unusual for Venice to see snow. But this beautiful shot made by Fabio Bressanello shows a man who walked through the city earlier this year near the Grand Canal when it was covered by the white stuff

Visual art photographer Giulio Zanni has captured this beautiful, moody image of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in 2016. He called the statue Salute

Visual art photographer Giulio Zanni has captured this beautiful, moody image of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in 2016. He called the statue Salute

Visual art photographer Giulio Zanni has captured this beautiful, moody image of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in 2016. He called the statue Salute

The dear depiction of photographer Cristina Marson shows a young girl in a boat stretching her fishing net while the ship is sailing behind several tourist gondolas. The photo was made in 2017 and is called The Fisherwoman of Dreams or La Pescatrice di Sogni

The dear depiction of photographer Cristina Marson shows a young girl in a boat stretching her fishing net while the ship is sailing behind several tourist gondolas. The photo was made in 2017 and is called The Fisherwoman of Dreams or La Pescatrice di Sogni

The dear depiction of photographer Cristina Marson shows a young girl in a boat stretching her fishing net while the ship is sailing behind several tourist gondolas. The photo was made in 2017 and is called The Fisherwoman of Dreams or La Pescatrice di Sogni

Michela Ceola's image from 2016 shows a gondolier trying to navigate his boat through the narrow canals of the city

Michela Ceola's image from 2016 shows a gondolier trying to navigate his boat through the narrow canals of the city

A young boy wades through flood water to an image of Tony Sellen from 2017. High water often means water overflow from the canals of Venice

A young boy wades through flood water to an image of Tony Sellen from 2017. High water often means water overflow from the canals of Venice

Michela Ceola's image from 2016 on the left shows a gondolier who tries to navigate his boat through the narrow canals of the city. On the right is a young boy wading through a flood water in a picture of Tony Sellen from 2017. Flood often means water overflow from the canals of Venice

The British street photographer Derek Snee made this picture in 2014 and showed a group of young people sitting on a staircase at the city's train station and watching the scene close to the Grand Canal

The British street photographer Derek Snee made this picture in 2014 and showed a group of young people sitting on a staircase at the city's train station and watching the scene close to the Grand Canal

The British street photographer Derek Snee made this picture in 2014 and showed a group of young people sitting on a staircase at the city's train station and watching the scene close to the Grand Canal

A group of tourists walk in one file over a jetty in an image that was made in 2015. Photographer Filippo Salavalaggio called the picture Abbey Road, Venice, in reference to the iconic Beatles Abbey Road album cover, which leaves the band across the road see, one behind the other

A group of tourists walk in one file over a jetty in an image that was made in 2015. Photographer Filippo Salavalaggio called the picture Abbey Road, Venice, in reference to the iconic Beatles Abbey Road album cover, which leaves the band across the road see, one behind the other

A group of tourists walk in one file over a jetty in an image that was made in 2015. Photographer Filippo Salavalaggio called the picture Abbey Road, Venice, in reference to the iconic Beatles Abbey Road album cover, which leaves the band across the road see, one behind the other

The annual Regata Storica is one of the most traditional and important events taking place in Venice. It sees four rowing contests being challenged on the canals of the city. Pictured is a team that participates in the 2006 regata on a photo made by Alan Reed

The annual Regata Storica is one of the most traditional and important events taking place in Venice. It sees four rowing contests being challenged on the canals of the city. Pictured is a team that participates in the 2006 regata on a photo made by Alan Reed

The annual Regata Storica is one of the most traditional and important events taking place in Venice. It sees four rowing contests being challenged on the canals of the city. Pictured is a team that participates in the 2006 regata on a photo made by Alan Reed

The shot of Angelo Rigoni called The Guardian of Time from 2015

The shot of Angelo Rigoni called The Guardian of Time from 2015

A photo from 2015 made by Angelo Rigoni which he called Walking by Artificial Starlight

A photo from 2015 made by Angelo Rigoni which he called Walking by Artificial Starlight

Angelo Rigoni has two beautiful images in the book. They contain a stunning photo of the famous Bridge of Sighs, on the left, and another shows a footbridge of St. Mark's Square decorated with Christmas lights. Both recordings were made in 2015

In 2016 photographer Alessandro Sarno photographed this statue of a couple embracing on a foggy day in Venice, close to one of the many bridges of the city

In 2016 photographer Alessandro Sarno photographed this statue of a couple embracing on a foggy day in Venice, close to one of the many bridges of the city

In 2016 photographer Alessandro Sarno photographed this statue of a couple embracing on a foggy day in Venice, close to one of the many bridges of the city

Photographer Robert Schonfeld captured this image of an elderly couple in 2008 in the Cannaregio area of ​​Venice when they went home from the church

Photographer Robert Schonfeld captured this image of an elderly couple in 2008 in the Cannaregio area of ​​Venice when they went home from the church

Photographer Robert Schonfeld captured this image of an elderly couple in 2008 in the Cannaregio area of ​​Venice when they went home from the church

During a visit to Venice in 2016, street photographer Goran Pavletic photographed this charming picture of a man in a black coat and a hat smoking a pipe

During a visit to Venice in 2016, street photographer Goran Pavletic photographed this charming picture of a man in a black coat and a hat smoking a pipe

During a visit to Venice in 2016, street photographer Goran Pavletic photographed this charming picture of a man in a black coat and a hat smoking a pipe

In 2015, photographer José Manuel Alorda stood on the Ponte dell & Accademia bridge that crosses the Grand Canal to capture this serene image taken at 6 a.m.

In 2015, photographer José Manuel Alorda stood on the Ponte dell & Accademia bridge that crosses the Grand Canal to capture this serene image taken at 6 a.m.

In 2015, photographer José Manuel Alorda stood on the Ponte dell & Accademia bridge that crosses the Grand Canal to capture this serene image taken at 6 a.m.

In 2017 photographer Roman Henze photographed this photo of an elderly woman in a winter coat, reminiscent of the robes worn by Renaissance Venetian aristocrats, who walk past the fountain on Giudecca - a small island in Venice. He called the depicted La Serenissima - an adjective used to describe the Venetian Republic, but which has been referring to the city in recent years.

In 2017 photographer Roman Henze photographed this photo of an elderly woman in a winter coat, reminiscent of the robes worn by Renaissance Venetian aristocrats, who walk past the fountain on Giudecca - a small island in Venice. He called the depicted La Serenissima - an adjective used to describe the Venetian Republic, but which has been referring to the city in recent years.

In 2017 photographer Roman Henze photographed this photo of an elderly woman in a winter coat, reminiscent of the robes worn by Renaissance Venetian aristocrats, who walk past the fountain on Giudecca – a small island in Venice. He called the depicted La Serenissima – an adjective used to describe the Venetian Republic, but which has been referring to the city in recent years.

All 15 images are in the book Dream of Venice in Black and White. The image of the city was photographed by photographer Lisa Katsiaris

All 15 images are in the book Dream of Venice in Black and White. The image of the city was photographed by photographer Lisa Katsiaris

All 15 images are in the book Dream of Venice in Black and White. The image of the city was photographed by photographer Lisa Katsiaris

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