Friday, August 31, 2012

Virgin one Bishop/Cardinal?

(Calle de Ca Corner...calle off Campo San Polo)

 (San Polo)

(Cannaregio - on Grand Canal)


(Campo San Polo...thanx Albert for spotting the exact location)

(Mary has seen better days.....sigh)

(Campo San Polo)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pane per i poveri ~ Bread for the poor

I walked by this wall for years and just noticed the poor box last year.
Campo San Anzolo...3817 San Marco

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The gondola's ferro.....

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Thanks to Karen Henderson...she posted a diagram on her facebook page....I decided to make my own chart.
 Check out Karen's website....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Artillery shell ~ Palazzo Albrizzi

The artillery shell hit Palazzo Albrizzi during the Revolution of 1848-1849.
It was later mounted on the wall with an inscription by Gabriele d'Annunzio, who proclaimed
"eternal enmity" toward the Austrians.

Palazzo Albrizzi is located in a campiello Albrizzi....San Polo.
Location of Campiello Albrizzi on map.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Countdown to Venezia.....

I can't wait for my trip to Venice....need time to create!!

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Thanx Fredy & Maria for taking care of the homefront while I'm away!!

One of my boards on Pinterest

I have a few boards on Pinterest....all about Venezia.
(Click on link below)
 Board on Pinterest - Venezia she's a Lady of Mystery

The images are from a variety of sources.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

San Polo

(Ct. Del Remer....San Polo.  Just south of Campo San Polo)

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bricked & boarded.....

This is one of my favorite historical aspects of Venice....the mysterious bricked-in and boarded up windows and doors.  
 As Venice marches thru time...and dwellings take on new dimensions and uses.
Palazzi  changing from grand, single-family dwellings to multi-family homes....what do you do?
You don't tear down ~ THANK GOD~  you block off.
Sometimes very creatively!!

This is one of my favorite...located in Cannaregio.    I wonder if it 
had been bricked in and modern day owners decided to remove the bricks
to make a display case.

 Who knew that bricks come in such a wild assortment!

This is one that I'd love to see its original life!!

An oven??

 In the first of these two photos taken in hardly notice the window on the right...
great job of blending.....

In the San Marco sestiere....on my way to the Fortuny Museum.
I haven't spotted another fill-in quite like it.
Thumbs up for originality!

Spotted this one in a courtyard of a hotel in Santa Croce.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012