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A is for Angel

ABC Wednesday is a meme that's been rolling through the alphabet for over five years. This week is the beginning of Round Ten, and I decided to join in the fun.

A is for Angel, and while there are many lovely angels in Venice, this is my favorite. This one can be found outside on the back of the church of Santa Fosca and is 700 or so years old, older than the church building itself. Santa Fosca was founded in the 10th century but rebuilt in 1679. More than likely, the angel was inside an older incarnation of the church and then moved outside when they rebuilt. She's a beautiful guardian for the little campo behind the church.


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Lovely Ancient Angel. Well captured and welcome to round 10 of ABC Wednesday.

Beautiful angels!

Artists at our home is one of my entries, come and see. Have a lovely day!

what a gorgeous angel and even if they're ancient and covered with dirt they still look beautiful

Visiting from ABC Wednesday and RT

I can see why that's your favorite. What a beautiful angel she is. Good to see you joining ABC Wednesday. This is my fourth round and I enjoy it.

What a beautiful post for the "A" day, and interesting info also. I would love to see the old church. I wonder why the angel is on the back....

Barb:

Love your angel. The colours are just so soothing to my eyes. Thanks for the history lesson. I'm fond of the story behind the story so to speak.

Beautiful angle. Wonderful craftsmanship.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, she's a very beautiful looking angel. I can see why she is your favorite. Amazing that she is 700 years old. I love the color of the building and bricks behind her. Great entry for A.

Have a wonderful evening.

First off, WELCOME!

Second, it's so much more impressive in closeup!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

love angels! thanks for the visit

I used all my angel pictures at Christmas time, lol !

Anne:

Beautiful! Great choice for A, I love angels.

I am not quite sure how to get the ABCW graphic inserted into my post, but did link to the site. Thanks for letting me know about this, should be fun!

Thanks for stopping by and admiring my angel, Annie. Yours is lovely. I've probably passed this church many times, but have somehow never gone in. Love your blog too, and have actually had it bookmarked for a while now. I'll look forward to more ABCs from you.

beautifully captured!

Lisa:

Venice is definitely on my bucket list. I'd love to see the art and sculpture that area holds. This is a lovely shot of the angel.

So apropos, Annie! Great choice and lovely photos.

Mel Cole:

its a fascinating angel statue in the wall. My "A" for ABC Wednesday.

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