Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'mosaics'

San Marcuola shrine

Shrines with mosaics inside of them aren't that common, but there are a few of them around Venice. I posted a few a while back, and here's another one I found last year. This one's in Cannaregio, and the...

San Basso

When I was in Venice last November, I was happy to see that the façade of this formerly grungy former church had received a cleaning! There’s still some scaffolding around it and who knows what else is going on, but...

Inside the hospital

A few other scenes from inside the Ospedale Civile. What a fascinating place. Cloisters, cats, vere da pozzo, mosaics, a church, and a Madonna...so many of my favorite things. I didn't take a photo but there's even a bar 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...

PhotoHunt: Male

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Male." A few from the streets of Venice. Not sure who this is but he's definitely male. Seems to be walking some kind of sea monster on a leash~ Another unknown male~ Mosaic saint....

Santa Maria Assunta

“Torcello is a reclaimed wilderness…Nature’s eternal youth smiles in the midst of these ruins. The air was balmy and only the sound of the cicadas disturbed the religious hush of the morning.” ~ George Sand Santa Maria Assunta, the cathedral...

More fossils in the floor

Last year, I wrote about how I like to look for fossils in church floors when I'm in Venice. This past December, I found this very unique double fossil in the floor of the church of Santa Maria Formosa! Kinda...

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....

Mosaics in shrines

Some mosaic images inside Venetian street shrines. The second one is the French saint, Therese de Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower. This one is out on the island of Murano (an old photo that I scanned in with...

Going to Mass...

A few weeks ago, Girasoli asked me if I go to Mass when I'm in Venice. Thanks to her for this blog topic! Yes, I do go when I’m there, almost everyday. I’m not Catholic and really, I know...

Basilica facade

It's challenging to photograph Basilica di San Marco - when you get far enough away to get the whole thing in the photo, you can't see the incredible array of colors on the facade. To do it justice, I'd...

San Giorgio dei Greci

The Greek Orthodox cathedral with a leaning tower, this church is dedicated to San Giorgio (St. George), the charismatic dragon-fighting, princess-saving saint. It’s kinda cool that there are four churches in Venice dedicated to St. George – two Catholic, one...