Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!
A large yellow street shrine in Venice with a long and interesting history~
At one time, this shrine contained a miracle-working image of the Madonna del Parto (of birth). The plaque underneath the shine commemorates this image along with the date (July 1612) when the image was moved inside the nearby church of Santa Maria Formosa.
Next to the shrine there's a place for offerings to the Blessed Virgin del Parto.
I wish I knew more about this one, especially the miracle stories. There's a chapel in the church dedicated to the Madonna del Parto, but I don't think the painting in the chapel is the same as the one that's inside the shrine today. You can see the initials "MDP" in the ironwork. I bet that in 1612, this shrine wasn't painted yellow!
Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.
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