Here’s my bridge, from the beautiful work done by Giovanni Moro. I became acquainted with Moro’s miniature replicas of Venice's historic buildings and churches last year when Annie blogged about Kathy’s very own "Little Venice". I fell in love with Kathy’s collection which included an exquisite and very detailed Ca' d'Oro.
Last October, Ann and I were just wandering through Venice’s streets and alleys, enjoying the window displays of Venetian crafts, when we spotted the Moro miniatures. Ann mentioned that her Mom had bought a couple of them (or maybe it was only one?) on her trip to Venice. Ann was looking for a piece to add to her Mom’s collection and after admiring the pieces on display, she selected a beautiful palazzo. While she studied each piece, I became more intrigued at the careful detail of each piece. On my last day in Venice, I went back to the store and bought my four mini Moros.
The lady at the store told me that my bridge is called "ponte medio". I was looking to buy a mini Rialto Bridge but they had just sold the last one. I love the two palazzi but the vera da pozzo and the bridge are priceless. They are so unique to Venice.
I adore this tiny vera da pozo.
I just couldn't resist putting the bridge on water ... :)