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PhotoHunt: Yellow

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!

A large yellow street shrine in Venice with a long and interesting history~

Castello 6121 A

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.

Castello 6121 A

Castello 6121 A

Next to the shrine there's a place for offerings to the Blessed Virgin del Parto.

Castello 6121 A

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!

Castello 6121 A

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

See a list of upcoming Saturday Photo Hunting themes on Gattina's website here.


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Comments (12)

Its a beautiful shrine :) Happy Easter!

What an interesting shrine. I like the hue of that yellow. It looks very beautiful against the old structure. Happy Easter Weekend!


Nice yellow shrine and fascinating story. Happy Easter!

I like this cool yellow shrine. Happy Easter!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that's a wonderful looking shrine and a great selection for this week's yellow theme. I really enjoy reading about the interesting history behind the beautiful shrines you find, photograph and write about. I miss Venice!

Happy Easter too.

Another fan of that cheery shrine. What a good colour for Easter!

Buona Pasqua.


Thanks for the story as well as the photos, Annie. :)

such a lovely shrine with a great sense of history. have a wonderful Easter.


Awww! I love that shrine but not the yellow color : (. It wasn't painted in 98 when I was a graduate student in Venice.

Christopher, I had a feeling the yellow paint was a recent addition! Thanks for sharing that info. Annie

A street shrine! What a cool idea. I wonder if they had to move it to avoid vandalism.

My Saturday Photo Hunting entry is here: Yellow


Beautiful shrine and great photos! Love that the shrine is so well kept but the building not so much...neat contrast. Thanks for another fascinating Venetian tidbit!

Happy Easter!

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