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Fresh Food
Photograph by Michael Yamashita

Edible cargo reaches the waterfront of Venice, Italy, the growing-up grounds of Marco Polo. The sight of spices, silks, and jewels arriving in Venice from far-off lands during the mid 13th century undoubtedly instilled in Marco the urge to see distant realms. In 1271, 17-year-old Marco embarked from Venice with his father and uncle, both merchants, to travel to the little-known vastness of China. Marco’s book describing his 24-year foreign adventure changed the way Europeans viewed the world.




Camera: EOS-1
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Fill flash





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