Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'gondola'

A few more...

A few more photos to wrap up this series of shrines with connections to gondoliers and boats... This first one is inside the wooden kiosk close to Piazza San Marco where tourists go to book their gondola tour. The image...

Sotoportego del Traghetto

I haven't been to every traghetto station in Venice, but most of the ones I have visited have a shrine. Some of them have both a Madonna housed in one of those green metal tabernacles on a pole in...

Ponte del Fontego

Hope everyone who celebrates Independence Day had a nice long holiday weekend! Continuing with my series of shrines with connections to gondoliers and boatmen, this one isn't actually on a bridge but is adjacent to one, Ponte del Fontego, which...

Ponte Cavallo

Another shrine on a bridge that seems to be located specifically for gondoliers and boatmen...right at their eye level and just above the water! The beautiful carving of Mary, Queen of Heaven, is dated 1615. The bridge is Ponte Cavallo...

Madonna of the Gondoliers, part two

This is a fascinating mystery. Far from San Marco, on a building in a quiet residential section of Giudecca, is this relief which shows an image of the Ponte della Paglia shrine, Madonna of the Gondoliers, along with the prow...

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...

Fondamenta de la Misericordia

This large shrine is in Cannaregio alongside the enormous Scuola Nova della Misericordia, near a former abbey and the deconsecrated church of Santa Maria Valverde. It’s really more of a tabernacle than a shrine; it even has a marble...

Madonna Barcarola

I was SO excited when I stumbled across this shrine. I’d seen a photo of it in “I Capitelli di Venezia” and knew it was somewhere in the hospital complex but had no idea where. What a great shrine....

Fog and Sun

Almost everyone takes a photo of this classic Venetian view, with the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in the distance behind the gondolas parked next to the Piazzetta San Marco. This is the winter version of the scene, taken...

Room with a view

This is the view from the window of my room at the locanda where I stayed in December. I’d hear singing or an accordion playing, and I’d open the shutters and watch a gondola (usually full of Japanese tourists)...