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Photo of the Week #216

Raїssa Venables

Color panormaic verticl photo of a train's dining car, with vibrant red and green decor.

Dining Car, 2007
Archival pigment print
38 x 16 inches


October 21, 2022
This photograph was taken in the dining car of a train traveling from Munich to Rome, a scenic journey that wends its way through the Austrian Alps and Northern Italy, passing through Verona, Bologna, and Florence. Raїssa's clever incorporation of the dramatic perspective of the train car’s ceiling evokes the velocity of high speed rail travel. This composite photograph immerses us in a panorama of color and pattern, expressing the essence of la dolce vita (the good life). She recalls that the train’s dining car served excellent Italian wine during the journey.