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Garden Wall Madonnas

A collection of "garden wall" Madonnas from all over Venice. I love this iconic image and all its many variations. I'm partial to the "squirmy baby wearing a crown" in the first photo and love those metal umbrellas over most of them.

Madonna with umbrella


Madonna and child





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Those were certainly pretty..

Great pictures, Annie! The third one is in a beautiful setting, surrounded by palm fronds and other vegetation. LOL at the squirmy baby. I fear for him - doesn’t look like the Madonna has a firm grip on him.

I saw a garden wall Madonna (didn't know that's what they were called) on my last trip, in a corte near the shop where I bought my shrine. She was rather small in scale, compared to the ones in your photos, and was perched high on a ledge.


Very pretty photos,Annie. I am partial to #4. Wonder what has caught the baby's attention down below?

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, these are really cool photos. I like the one with the squirmy baby too. I'm trying to remember if I saw any during my trip. Your post has made me curious so I'm going to go over my photos to see if I may have captured one. I love the name Garden Wall Madonnas.

Thank you for this wonderful post Annie!


Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I did not know they are called garden wall. I like the one with the squirmy baby too. But all of them are really beautiful.


Hi Annie, these are so interesting! I love the idea that the sculptor (or someone!) was thoughtful enough to add the umbrellas to shelter many of these Madonnas. I also love the squirmy baby Jesus.

I definitely will be more discriminating and attentive to Venice next time I visit - thanks for bringing all these wonderful images into focus - love the theme. menehune

Wow, you seem to have endless material and always manage to surprise us with all this stuff we have never noticed!! Grazie amica!

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