A Dream in Venice

by Štěpán Zavřel


As they go, they see strange fish swimming around them, and lobsters and seaweeds and long swaying plants. Then they swim over a large white monument.

"This is the church of St Mary, which was built many, many years ago, as a sign of thanksgiving, when the great plague epidemic in Venice ended. But let's go to see the church of San Marco. It is the most beautiful one! In front of the church there is a large square, where all the people of Venice meet, as they always have. But now, they also encounter flying fish and seahorses and shells scattered among the clumps of black seaweed.