Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Vintage photos'

PhotoHunt: Old

Old is relative, of course, and some things that Americans think are old are modern when compared to the European timeline. So here are some old photographs of Venice, all taken in the late-19th century which makes them over 100...

Madonna of the Gondoliers

There are a number of shrines in Venice connected in one way or another to the iconic gondoliers. This one houses a beautiful relief of the Madonna and Child, with God the Father above them raising his hand in...

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...

Dragon Bones

You gotta love the Internet. Yesterday I wrote that I'd love to see the dragon bones in the church of San Donato, and within hours I had photos of them in my email box! And even better, my blog friend...

Venice in 1911

A cool old photo showing the rebuilding of the campanile of San Marco which had collapsed in 1902. That wooden scaffolding looks very interesting. I checked the Venezia webcam today and it looks like they are still doing foundation...

The Pillars of Acre

Historians agree that these two beautiful columns are stolen property but don’t agree about who the Venetians took them from. They are called the Pillars of Acre (pili acritani) because for centuries, it was believed that the Venetians stole...

Other Venices

The recent Venice recreation in Las Vegas is not an original nor modern idea. The city was rebuilt temporarily in London in the late 19th century by brothers Imre and Bolossy Kiralfy, “professional organizers of late Victorian spectacles” (Venice:...

Palazzo Agnusdio

I was psyched to find this cool 19th century photo (by Carlo Ponti) of the gorgeous Gothic window of Palazzo Agnusdio. Here's what it looks like today, from below. Ponti must have taken his from the second floor window of...

IL Capitello

This tiny ancient chapel is known as "Il Capitello" and is inside the Basilica di San Marco, near the left aisle, and houses a miracle-working cruxifix of Byzantine origin. I found this vintage photo on Flickr where the Architecture...

Campanile di San Marco

In my December restoration report, I mentioned that they were putting scaffolding around the San Marco bell tower, and I found a couple of articles that explain what they are doing. This article states that, “The bell tower was...