AN EXPERIENCE 1000 YEARS IN THE MAKING...









AN EXPERIENCE 8 YEARS IN THE MAKING...








AN EXPERIENCE 8 YEARS IN THE MAKING...









AN EXPERIENCE 1000 YEARS IN THE MAKING...




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After visiting Venice 12 times
—including 4 seasons as a private tour guide—I have at last turned
all that I know of the most beautiful city on earth
into THE complete 

Venetian experience:









After visiting Venice 12 times—including 3 seasons as a private tour guide—I have at last turned into prose
all that I know of the most beautiful city
on earth.





After visiting
Venice 12 times
—including 4 seasons as 
a private tour guide—
I have at last turned
all that I know of the

most beautiful city

on earth into
THE complete 

Venetian experience:







A complete historical portrait of this paradise of cities,

The Stones Of Venice Tour

is a series of OPEN-AIR LECTURES on history, art, & genius;




WITH VENICE HERSELF

—her palaces, her churches, her galleries, her canals—

AS YOUR LECTURE THEATRE.



A complete historical portrait
of this paradise of cities,

The Stones Of Venice Tour

is a series of

OPEN-AIR LECTURES

on history, art, & genius






WITH VENICE HERSELF

—her palaces, her churches,
her galleries, her canals—

AS YOUR LECTURE
THEATRE.



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VENETIAN HISTORY IS AN EPIC
THE SCALE & SPLENDOUR OF WHICH

HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE OR SINCE. 

For 4 centuries the centre of the world, today her political, spiritual,
& creative history can be read & marvelled at upon her
every gorgeous palace & sea-washed stone.

Her windows, her churches, her canals—tell a colossal tale of  

greed & power, plague & wealth, faith & reason, freedom

& democracy, war & the constant struggle for peace.



VENETIAN HISTORY IS AN EPIC
THE SCALE & SPLENDOUR OF WHICH

HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE OR SINCE. 

For 4 centuries the centre of the world,

today her political, spiritual, & creative

history can be read & marvelled at

upon her every gorgeous palace

& sea-washed stone.

Her windows, her churches, her canals—tell a colossal tale of greed & power, plague

& wealth, faith & reason, freedom

& democracy, war & the constant

struggle for peace.





   


AND VENICE'S RICHNESS IN HISTORICAL DETAIL IS

MATCHED ONLY BY THE BEAUTY OF HER ART

& THE GENIUS OF HER PEOPLE.


What made Venice such a breeding ground for leaders, adventurers, & artists?

What was the character of a people who managed to maintain

a stable republic for a thousand years?


HOW, ULTIMATELY, WERE VENETIANS 

MADE MASTERS OF THEMSELVES,

AND THEREFORE OF

THE WORLD...?

   


AND VENICE'S RICHNESS IN

HISTORICAL DETAIL IS

MATCHED ONLY BY THE
BEAUTY OF HER ART & THE GENIUS OF HER PEOPLE.



What made Venice such a breeding ground
for leaders, adventurers, & artists? 

What was the character of a people who managed to maintain a stable republic

for a thousand years?



HOW, ULTIMATELY, WERE THE VENETIANS MADE MASTERS

OF THEMSELVES, AND

THEREFORE THE

WORLD...?


As well as the dates and the heroes and all the
(very) pretty paintings,


VENICE KNOWS THINGS. 


But she can only show them to uS if we know HOW to look for them.


Marvelling at her tombs,
her churches, her paintings—

The Stones Of Venice Tour 

teaches you

how to see.









As well as the dates and the heroes

and all the (very) pretty paintings,
VENICE KNOWS THINGS. 


But she can only show them to uS

if we know HOW to look for them.


Marvelling at her tombs,
her churches, her paintings—

The Stones Of Venice Tour
teaches you how to see.






So together we shall explore:

· THE CRUSADES, and what you can learn from Venice's earliest triumphs. 


· INNOVATION, and how Venetian genius made it the richest city in the world.


· GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE, and what value its philosophy has today.

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· SCULPTURE, and changing attitudes to morality and religion.


· THE RENAISSANCE, and what its revolutions mean to us now.


· PAINTING, & the secrets you can take from the brilliance of Venice's artists.


· DECADENCE, and the warnings you might heed from the city's decline.



So together we shall explore:

· THE CRUSADES, and what you can learn from Venice's earliest triumphs. 


· INNOVATION, and how Venetian genius made it the richest city in the world.


· GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE, and what value its philosophy has today.

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· SCULPTURE, and changing attitudes to morality and religion.


· THE RENAISSANCE, and what its revolutions mean to us now.


· PAINTING, & the secrets you can take from the brilliance of Venice's artists.


· DECADENCE, and the warnings you might heed from the city's decline.



As you adventure
through

1000 years of

Venetian history,
art, & genius,

the tour

passes on to you

ALL

the invaluable

intellectual

creative

lessons that 
Venice has
taught me.

As you adventure through

1000 years of

Venetian history,
art, & genius,

the tour

passes on to you

ALL

the invaluable

intellectual

creative

lessons that Venice

has taught me.


NOW, AFTER 4 SEASONS OF GIVING MY VENICE TOUR 

I have at last turned it into THE complete
virtual Venetian experience.


Filmed & presented as though you're IN Venice ON the tour
—with me as your narrator and guide—

you can now take The Stones of Venice Tour
from your own home & in your own time.





NOW,
AFTER 4 SEASONS

OF GIVING

MY VENICE TOUR 

I have at last turned it

into THE complete
virtual Venetian experience.




Filmed & presented

as though you're

IN Venice ON the tour
—with me as your
narrator and guide—

you can now take

The Stones of Venice Tour

from your own home & in your
own time.





CONTAINING 4 HOURS OF VENETIAN ART,
ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, & GENIUS


The Stones of Venice Tour not only puts you 

right in front of the Basilica of St. Mark,

the Ducal Palace, the Grand Canal, ​&
the greatest painting in the world


but explains what each

and every corner

of Venice means.




CONTAINING 4 HOURS OF

VENETIAN ART,

ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, &

GENIUS


The Stones of Venice Tour not only puts you in front of the Ducal Palace, the Basilica of St. Mark,

the Grand Canal, &

the greatest painting

in the world


BUT EXPLAINS WHAT each and every corner of

venice means.


AND ONCE YOU SIGN UP YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE TOUR'S SPLENDOUR FOR
A FORTNIGHT—

& CAN VISIT & RE-VISIT 

VENICE AS OFTEN &

FOR AS LONG AS

YOU'D LIKE!












AND ONCE YOU SIGN UP YOU HAVE ACCESS TO

THE TOUR'S SPLENDOUR FOR A FORTNIGHT—
& CAN VISIT & RE-VISIT VENICE

AS OFTEN & FOR AS LONG

AS YOU'D LIKE.







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—  Virtual Tour  —

— Virtual Tour —


TAKING PLACE ENTIRELY
IN YOUR OWN TIME,

THE TOUR HAS ITS
OWN FANCY WEBSITE

—DIVIDED INTO 22 VIDEO CHAPTERS—

TO WHICH AFTER SIGNING UP YOU HAVE ACCESS
FOR A FORTNIGHT.


TAKING PLACE ENTIRELY IN YOUR OWN TIME,

THE TOUR HAS ITS OWN FANCY WEBSITE

—DIVIDED INTO 22 VIDEO CHAPTERS—

TO WHICH AFTER SIGNING UP

YOU HAVE ACCESS FOR A FORTNIGHT.

And within that fortnight you can nominate an hour in which to have a live Q&A session with your
Venetian tour guide/historian/comedy novelist/pangolin!


SO!


And within that fortnight you can nominate an hour

in which to have a live Q&A session with your

Venetian tour guide/historian/comedy novelist/pangolin!


SO!


LET'S GO TO VENICE!


LET'S GO
TO VENICE!



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Upon signing up you'll be redirected to the Tour's registration page. Your username & password will then give you access to the tour until mid-August!


If you have any questions regarding how the tour works, about Venice, or about pangolins, please feel free to email

Joshua Humphreys in the 3rd person at:


pigeonry@joshvahvmphreys.com


Upon signing up you'll be redirected to the Tour's registration page. Your username & password will then give you access to the tour until mid-August!


And if you have any questions regarding how the tour works, about Venice, or about pangolins, please feel free to email Joshua Humphreys in the 3rd person at:


pigeonry@joshvahvmphreys.com