Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'cats'

Windows

Last week, fellow Venice-loving bloggers Yvonne and AnnaLivia both posted photos of windows in Venice, so I thought I'd add a few of mine to the collection. Happy Wednesday!...

Nini the famous Venetian cat

It's funny to me that a cat who lived in Venice over a hundred years ago is still "alive" and well in stories and art. I just finished reading a recently-published children's book called "The Famous Nini: The Mostly...

Return to Torcello

I was so happy to return to Torcello for so many reasons, and one of them was that I was eager to see if the cats were still there. When blogging about Torcello last year, I got a comment from...

Looking for church, found cats

Happy 2011 everyone! As I mentioned on my “hard-to-find” post, it took me a long time to find the entrance to the church of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti, the church of the Ospedale Civile (public hospital) of Venice. The main...

I Gatti Piu Belli Del Mondo

The most beautiful cats in the world? I laughed when I saw this poster on the streets of Venice and was bummed that I had to go home and was unable to attend this event, whatever it was. A...

Attenti !

When I was wandering around Torcello, I saw this "Beware of the Dog" sign on a house. I heard barking and kept on walking... Pretty soon I saw the "scary" dog and had to laugh! He was barking loudly but...

The other Torcello cat story

I'm determined to finish my Torcello series sooner rather than later...so here's the second cat story. This one isn't quite as dramatic as the cat who got on my lap in the cathedral, but still, It was such a strangely...

A Magical Encounter

The more I blog about Torcello, the more I think of to say (and I’ve got photos galore) so this may keep going for a while. But I’m going to jump ahead to the best part – what happened...

When you get there (Torcello)

When you get to Torcello, the first thing you see is a shrine to Madonna right there at the vaporetto landing. In the distance, you see the campanile of the cathedral. Turn around to see how vast and lonely and...

Burano cat colony

When I was strolling around the island of Burano looking for shrines, I found a little corte filled with cats. These two were not that happy to see me. I barely got this photo before they ran off and disappeared....

The Big Yellow Shrine

Next in my series of big shrines in Castello, this one has a chalet feel to it with its shingled roof and wooden doors. As I was peering inside the window of this shrine, a local resident strolled over to...

The Pesaro Altarpiece in the Frari

I found this sweet story in E.V. Lucas’ A Wanderer in Venice (published in 1914), and since it combines three of my favorite things (churches, cats, and art), I had to share it on the blog. In his story, Lucas...

Cats In Venice

Woo hoo! I created my first Slow Travel photo album which you can see here. It took me a long time to figure it all out, but it’s one of those things that will be much quicker and easier...

Fine Dining

I wrote some restaurant reviews for Slow Travel but wanted to share a few stories about some memorable meals. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos from our Slow Trav get-together on the last night of my trip. My memory card...

Inside a Shrine to the Madonna

So as I said, I walked and walked and walked and took lots of photos along the way. Taking pictures of Venice is challenging; she’s just too photogenic and it’s easy to get carried away. But I did have my...

Introducing LuLu!

I was a confirmed dog person until this little creature showed up on my back porch about four years ago. She doesn't like churches, Venice, or traveling, by the way....

San Lorenzo

The church of San Lorenzo is well-known to readers of the excellent mystery series by Donna Leon. Her hero, Commissario Guido Brunetti, often looks at “the eternally-scaffolded façade of San Lorenzo” from his office window and reflects bemused on...