Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'ABCW'

Z is for Zattere

Yay! We've made it to Z, the last letter in the alphabet. This has been a fun challenge. Thanks to all the folks who have visited and left such lovely comments on my blog. So, here is the Zattere (the...

Y is for You-Pick

I went to a you-pick blueberry farm this morning. I went at 8 AM to beat the heat but even so, it was still pretty hot. The place where I picked uses natural growing practices and no pesticides. I found...

X is for...

X is the first letter that really had me stumped. But then, lo and behold, the solution arrived in my email box this past weekend - this photo of my nephew on his birthday. He turned 10 years old, and...

W is for Water

Well, it's definitely one of my favorite things to photograph. These first two were taken at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. The first is one of the reflecting pools outside the museum, and the second is in the...

V is for VooDoo

I bet you all thought I'd be doing "V is for Venice" but that was too obvious. :) Instead we are going to the Big Easy this week. I don't know anything about VooDoo but I saw lots of signs...

U is for Unique

Here are a few shrines in Venice, all dedicated to Mary but each one unique. This one is on the lighthouse on the island of Murano~ This one, with a mosaic Mary inside, has metal shutters with an "M" embossed...

R is for Riflessi

"Riflessi" is Italian for reflections, one of the most fun things to photograph in Venice. Some people say that, of all the cities in Europe, Venice has changed the least since medieval times. But what you see reflected in those...

Q is for Quadriga

The Triumphal Quadriga are better known as the Four Horses of San Marco. Quadriga is a Latin word for a chariot drawn by four horses, but it can also refer to the horses themselves. While these horses aren't Venetian in...

O is for Oratorio

In 2009, I wrote about the little pink Oratory of the Annunciation (Oratorio dell’ Annunziata) in campo Sant' Angelo in Venice. At that time, I'd walked by this place many times but it was always closed. I found it open...

N is for Niche...

...or "nicchia" in Italian. Some street shrines are tabernacles hanging on the wall but others, like these, are a niche inside the wall. All of these Venetian shrines have the Virgin Mary inside but as you can see, she has...

M is for Marco

San Marco, to be more specific, the cathedral of Venice. Below is an artist's reconstruction of what the church looked like after it was built (in approximately 1063 AD), before the Venetians covered it with marble, mosaics, and sculpture. There's...

L is for Louisiana

A few "L" photos from my trip to New Orleans, Louisiana last fall. St. Louis Cathedral~ An angel in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1~ Water lilies at the New Orleans Museum of Art~ New solar homes in the Lower 9th Ward,...

K is for Kitties

The door above leads into Parco Savorgnan. The last time I was in Venice, I visited this park because I'd heard there were some cats living there. It's a nice neighborhood park, lots of green even in winter time...

J is for Jurassic

Happy Equinox! First, I wanted to let everyone know that we had to add word verification to the comments on my blog. The Slow Travel blogs were getting bombarded with spam which made things go funky. The good news is...

I is for Icons

There are many icons of Mary in the churches of Venice, and you can even find a few in the street shrines. Venice also has a Museum of Icons close to the Greek church (San Giorgio dei Greci), and this...

H is for Honor

A lovely neighborhood shrine in Venice. Here's the approach down a narrow calle (street): The plaque underneath the tabernacle says that the residents of this neighborhood erected this shrine in 1958 to honor and remember the victims of war. There...

G is for Graffiti

Is it art or is it vandalism? Or maybe both? I'm not sure, but there's no doubt that Venice has a graffiti problem. There's way too much of it, it's all over the place, and most of it is ugly...

F is for Faces

A couple of years ago, I posted some photos of the Faces of Venice and since this is "F" week, I thought I'd share some more. Some of these might be familiar if you've been to Venice before. Some of...

E is for Emperor

There are thousands of pieces of art on the streets of Venice (“scultura esterna” means “outdoor sculpture"), and this emperor is one of the most interesting and also most mysterious. Everyone agrees that he’s a Byzantine emperor but which one?...

D is for Doors

Here's a small collection of water doors (porte d'acqua) in Venice (there are hundreds of these in the city of canals). Hard to tell if some of these are still being used or not. A couple of them aren't even...

C is for Capitelli

Capitelli is the Italian word for shrines (singular: capitello), one of my favorite things to look for and find as I wander around Venice. Actually, there are several Italian "C" words connected to shrines. Venice was one of the first...

B is for Basilica

The Latin word Basilica is an architecture term; it is also, in the world of Catholic churches, a "title of honour given to certain churches because of their antiquity, dignity, historical importance or significance as centers of worship." There are...

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...