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This shrine, installed in 2007, might be the newest shrine in Venice. It's interesting that they continue to add more street shrines (it makes me happy). This one is not far from San Rocco and the Frari; I wonder if this little corner had a pissotta before the shrine came along? Perhaps that's what the shrine is sitting on?

There's electric lighting and a Madonna and Child inside, a couple of angel carvings on the tabernacle, and an inscription, "Ave Maria Gratia Plena" (Hail Mary Full of Grace).

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Dorsoduro 3078


Dorsoduro 3078

And this one might be the oldest shrine. Not the wooden tabernacle which doesn't look that old, but the relief inside which is dated 1362.

This one is on the side of the church of San Martino in Castello. I've never been by there at night and would like to see what this one looks like when the light is on.

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Kathy (trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I love the little angel on the side. Great close up. That's also a pretty design for the covering.

These new and old shrines are all so special to see. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful shrines with us.

Hope you"re having a great holidays so far.

Thanks Kathy. Hope you're having a great holiday too. I've almost got my shopping done but haven't wrapped anything or decorated or sent any cards. Hope to get a lot done this weekend!

Oh my goodness...all the churches and shrines you have photographed are amazing...

sandrac:

Annie, what an interesting comparison! Both are very beautiful, but I think I would be especially drawn to the very oldest shrine. Can you imagine who might have walked by here, and seen this? Or touched it? ! Mind-boggling.

Palisandre:

Indeed, in this time of desacralisation - and even desecration - it is a sign of hope - perhaps "hope against hope" - to see new shrines appear, even if one does not necessarily adhere to that sort of devotion.

A very interesting entry.
Thank you.

And merry Christmas. :)


http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/2010/12/for_palisandre.html

Palisandre, it's nice to hear from you again. I took a photo for you in Venice last year (see link). Merry Christmas to you too!

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