Shrines like this one just make me smile. It's got a funky art deco feel to it, and I love all the colors inside.
I'm still going through my photos from my November trip, sorting and putting tags on them. I was on the verge of having a big unwieldy mess, so in addition to sorting my most recent ones, I'm going back into the archives to tag ones from previous trips too. I'm also going back to old blog posts and replacing photos if I found I had a better one. Pre-spring cleaning!
Anyway, I'm starting to notice small or large changes in various things that I photographed more than once but in different years. It's especially interesting when I see changes in shrines that I might not have noticed right off the bat like I did with the poor little melting San Antonio shrine.
These top two photos were taken in November 2010 and the two down below were taken on my previous trip. This shrine was nice before but is even better now.
In 2008, this shrine was not so colorful and flowery - the aluminum foil background really stood out. I remember being so charmed at seeing that foil and wondering about the person who put it there. Some day I hope to run into someone actually decorating, cleaning or maintaining a shrine - it hasn't happened yet!
Both the tabernacle and the wall behind have been freshly painted since 2008 too. This shrine can be found in Sotoportego dei Felzi, not far from the church of San Zanipolo.