Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'pigeons'

PhotoHunt: Sculpture

An interesting modern sculpture in Venice. Its title is Il Vento e Il Sole (The Wind and the Sun), and the artist is Italian sculptor, Matteo Lo Greco. This sculpture is right beside the church of San Fantin in sestiere...

PhotoHunt: Old

Old is relative, of course, and some things that Americans think are old are modern when compared to the European timeline. So here are some old photographs of Venice, all taken in the late-19th century which makes them over 100...

PhotoHunt: Funny

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Funny." When I was in Venice last month, I had lunch outdoors at Trattoria Busa alle Torre on the island of Murano. There was a sign on the door that said "please do not...

Drinking Water Fountains in Venice

Found an interesting post on another blog with a map and a complete list of the locations of Venice's 70 or so working fountains with drinking water. Might be helpful info especially if you are traveling to Venice when it's...

Putting the pigeons to work

There's been a bit of controversy in Venice this year about advertising and the marketing of the city. Here's an article, Venice Mayor Backtracks on Coke Fizz Up that addresses the hubbub about a deal with Coke which would have...

Friday afternoon

Thanks to everyone for your comments and well wishes! Let's see...where did I leave off? Yesterday when the sun went down, it got bitter cold. So I jumped on the vaporetto and rode up to check out the new bridge....

A Pile of Pigeons

I saw so many beautiful things on my trip but also saw quite a few strange sights, and this is one of them. Late one night when I was walking through Piazza San Marco, I saw a crowd of...

Basilica di San Marco by Renoir

French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir visited Venice in 1881 and painted several scenes including this one of Piazza San Marco. He did a fine job of capturing the Basilica’s overall sense of color, I think. He even makes the pigeons...