It’s often referred to as one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Why? Because Venice defies urban standards, crumbles with romantic ruin, whispers constantly of the impermanence of all things. Even when overrun by swarms of tourists, those watery canals feels somehow untouched by modern life. It’s for these reasons that this much loved city is most often partnered with classic beauty. Beauty itself is, like Venice, enduring and yet impermanent. But that’s all part of the appeal: when there’s a beautiful woman paused atop a Venetian bridge or striding across the pigeon-covered St Mark’s Square, time becomes irrelevant. Beauty and Venice have always been synonymous, it matters little if one is young and the other ancient. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Yves Kortum’s contribution to the 13th issue of Bambi Magazine is another to recognise the play to Venice’s timeworn charm. Sensually styled by Lydiya Avvakumova into classic black outfits, model Caroline Rausch soaks up the romance all the while realising that she’s become a part of it; a living, breathing, transient addition to the ancient beauty of the city. View the shoot in full by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing the gallery.