Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Grand Canal'

PhotoHunt: Architecture or Building

One of the oldest and most breath-takingly beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice, Ca' d'Oro (golden house) was built in 1420-1431 by the Contarini family in the Venetian Gothic style. Over the next four centuries, it had at...

Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Up until recently, this palazzo housed Venice's post office. When I was there in November, the post office had moved and the place was closed, but I heard that it had been purchased by Benetton. A recent NY Times...

PhotoHunt: Orange

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Orange." This is the third time I've done the orange theme but that's okay, as I seem to have taken lots of photos of orange things. These are both from Venice. Palazzo on the...

San Simeon Piccolo

This is the first church in Venice that many visitors see because of its location across from the train station and also because there’s just no way to miss that huge green dome. John Ruskin didn’t mince words about...

Acqua Alta

The acqua alta that I experienced last week was nothing compared to the major flood that happened on December 1, which was one of the worst in Venice's history. What I experienced was fairly typical for winter, I was told,...

PhotoHunt: Pointed

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "pointed" so I'm going with these two obelisks on the roof of the enormous Palazzo Balbi on the Grand Canal in Venice. Obelisks were first seen on ancient Egyptian temples, where they were always...

San Stae

This isn’t one of my favorite churches in Venice by any stretch, but one of my best and most memorable church VISITS was to this one because of the big surprise I found inside when I went for the first...