Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'angels'

Two More Reliefs

Earlier this year, I wrote about Campo Do Pozzi and showed a photo of the relief on the side of the vera da pozzo (well head) that shows two wells. There are a couple of other reliefs on that same...

Feast of the Annunciation

Today (March 25) is the Feast of the Annunciation which celebrates Archangel Gabriel's visit to Mary, bringing her a lily and the news that in nine months, she would give birth to Jesus. And legend has it that March 25...

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...

Collections

As I said when I first started this blog, I "collect" church visits and photos of street shrines in Venice. Those are still my main focus (along with cat sightings) but along the way, I've managed to put together a...

Titian's Annunciation in San Salvador

The church of San Salvador has two paintings by Titian – one that I absolutely love and another that I’m not that crazy about. The painting on the high altar (The Transfiguration) is the one I don’t love –...

PhotoHunt: Standing

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Standing." There used to be over 100 bell towers in Venice but some of them collapsed or were demolished; today there are 66 still standing. The most well-known is this one, the campanile di...

Archangel Gabriel

I’m always on the look-out for angels as I walk around Venice. They aren’t quite as easy to find as shrines or images of the Madonna so I’m happy when I find one. These carvings of Archangel Gabriel are...

PhotoHunt: Circle

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Circle." Happy holidays everyone! A few circles from my recent trip to Venice: Mosaic floor in Basilica di San Marco~ Byzantine angel in the natural history museum~ More mundane but no less sublime~ You...

The Bellini altarpiece in San Zaccaria

The photos above show Giovanni Bellini’s Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, in the church of San Zaccaria where there are almost always a group of people gathered in front of the painting in rapt silence. So many recognizable...

A Collection of Angels

This is an unintentional collection. As I wander around Venice looking for shrines, I also take photos of any angels I see but it wasn't until I got home that I realized there was a recurring theme with many of...

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...

PhotoHunt: Book(s)

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Book(s). I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has for this theme. I've got one from Venice and one from North Carolina. First up, Venice - a marble relief of an angel holding...

Scuola dell' Angelo Custode

This lovely pink building is one of a handful of Protestant churches in Venice, the Chiesa Evangelica Alemanna or Evangelical Lutheran church. Located in campo SS. Apostoli in Cannaregio, it was built in 1713 for the Scuola dell’ Angelo...

PhotoHunt: Sad

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "sad." Here's a sad but beautiful angel I found on San Michele in Isola, the cemetery island of Venice. Are we all going to have the blues after this photo hunt?! Here's a Chinese...

Vera da pozzo

A vera da pozzo is a well or well-head, and there are so many of these things all over Venice that it’s easy to stop noticing them after a while. They aren’t true wells, they're cisterns that were used for...

Archangel Michael and the Dragon

Continuing with the dragon theme, here's a mosaic in Basilica di San Marco. This one has a loop in his tail too but not a double spiral like the dragon-snake....

PhotoHunt: Bright

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "bright." This angel on the corner of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice looks like she is averting her eyes from the sunlight. Have a nice weekend!...

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...

Angel with Veneto-Byzantine Arch

Another one of my favorite street angels, this one is over the door to Palazzo Contarini del Ferro, not far from the former church of Santa Guistina in Castello....

Angel with porcupines

One of the things that makes Venice so magical for me are all of the “right place, right time” and “kindness of strangers” experiences I have when I’m there. I spent the first three days of my trip roaming...