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Annunciation (Ponte di Rialto)

Ponte di Rialto

This is for Sandra (her blog is A Journey of a 1000 Miles), who "collects" Annunciations and will be able to add this one to her collection when she returns to Venice this summer!

So when you are looking at the side of the bridge shown in the photo above, Archangel Gabriel is on the San Polo side and the Madonna is on the San Marco side. I had a photo of the angel but not the Madonna (I found her on Wikipedia).

This isn't the only Annunciation scene on this bridge; I'll post the other one tomorrow.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



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You tease, Annie! I don't know about another. I'll just have to wait, won't I.

oh, my! Such fun! I would be on the watch for this the next time I visit Venice.I have actually only seen the Bridge of Sighs as most tourists do - from above!


Brilliant, Annie! Thanks so much. What lovely figures, very graceful. Mary looks suitably startled.

I'm looking forward to seeing them for myself in June -- and tomorrow, seeing your other Annunciation on the Rialto.


What on earth does menehune mean? - "I have actually only seen the Bridge of Sighs as most tourists do - from above!"
(a) Anne is talking about the Ponte di Rialto, not the Bridge of Sighs;
(b) Most tourists see the Bridge of Sighs from the side (Ponte de la Paglia), or from underneath (in a gondola), or from the inside (tour of Doges' Palace). Most tourists see the Ponte di Rialto from every direction except from above, unless she means from a height of about 5 feet.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I really love these photos. How fun for Sandra to have so many things to look forward to seeing on her trip. Can't wait to see where the other Annunciation is?

Have a great Friday and weeekend!

Oops, I was wrong! There's not another Annunciation but there is an Assunta! Sorry for the mix-up. Post coming soon...

Bert, I wondered if Menehune was talking about seeing the bridge from up in the campanile of San Marco? But I'm not sure...

I also forgot to mention a third part of this Rialto Bridge Annunciation scene...there's a dove on the top of the arch but I don't have a photo of it. I'll add it to my to-do list.

Thanks for your comments everyone!


I didn't know about the dove. I'll look out for it when we go in September

September! That's wonderful. You're lucky to live so close.

I didn't know about the dove either until this morning when I was looking in some books trying to clear up the Annunciation thing. I wonder if it might be there where they often hang advertising banners? Please let me know if you find it!

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