Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'dragons'

A few more dragons

A few years ago, I wrote about my small and accidental collection of dragons in Venice. Here are a few more! These first two came from Lawrence, a serious dragon hunter/collector who found a couple of obscure ones on his...

PhotoHunt: Outdoors

There are a bunch of museums in Venice that I haven't visited yet because, unless it's raining, I prefer to stay outdoors and roam around. One of the things you'll see when you wander around Venice are these small residential...

St. George's Anglican

St. George’s Anglican (sometimes called the English church) is one of a handful of non-Catholic churches in Venice. Anglican services have been held in various locations in Venice for over 400 years. In 1889, a committee of English residents...

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...

The original patron saint

San Teodoro (St. Theodore) was the original patron saint of Venice and even though he was replaced by San Marco (a much more prestigious saint), there are still images of him around Venice both outside on the streets and in...

San Teodoro

I’d read about this Renaissance church and seen a few photos of it, and I was so excited to finally see it in person. What a weird little church, tucked away in a small courtyard right behind the apse...

San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Whenever anyone asks me about “must see” places in my favorite city, I always mention this little church, one of a handful of places that I never skip when I’m there. It’s truly one of the magical spots of...

St. George and the Dragon

There are images of San Giorgio and the dragon all over Venice; here are a couple you can find outdoors on the streets. As far as I know, this is the only shrine honoring this hero saint. One of the...

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...

Santa Margherita

The mascherone (grotesque face) guarding the bell tower of Santa Maria Formosa isn't the only one in Venice; there are several others including this goofy guy protecting the campanile of the church of Santa Margherita. The church is deconsecrated and...

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: What IS that???

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "What IS that?" What do you think? Continue reading for one theory......