Museums, Churches, More

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Canals On Friday when I walked day we visited some museums and lots of churches. Of course we couldn’t take pictures in the churches but they were spectacular. My partner had a list of places to visit and photograph that took us criss crossing Venice.

Venice Four 1The first picture is of the sign for the museum, Ca’ Rezzonico which had many interesting period rooms, as well as a lot of paintings (which I didn’t pay much attention to). Then we saw a marvelous exhibit of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci at the Gallerie dell Accademia showing 52 drawings showing 10 areas that he was interested in. There was the famous drawing of the man with all the lines showing proportions, weapons, studies for art work, and battle strategies, among the 10 topics.Venice Four  4

Next stop was San Marco Square. We were surprised at the crowds, it being October. The colored marble on the Doge’s Palace interested me.
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I think I have here a picture of the Bridge of Sighs, where prisoners were led off long ago.
We stopped in a small church where the columns were covered with velvet cloth which we had been told was done on occasions.

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The last church was the Basilica San Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. It is huge and magnificent. The late afternoon sun was streaming in through the windows.Venice Four  3

2 thoughts on “Museums, Churches, More

  1. Fabulous photos and commentary, Peggy! What a trip, and how many days in Venice? It will be great to pick your brains about it all in future.

    I will send you an article about a fabric conservator here whom I have met. We will have to make sure she is in town when you come out. Also recently Ann Atkinson and husband Paul were at my place for dinner. I showed Ann your book and she was most interested.

    Safe travels,
    Love,
    Mary

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