Picture of the Week



We start this new section where every week a different picture will be showcased. Occasionally, there will be a second picture for you to identify.

The answer will be posted the following week, but if you do not want to wait, you can always e-mail me at:
                         sestiere@aloverofvenice.com
(your e-mail address will not be published or shared)


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San Polo Picture of the Week 2010
Cannaregio
Santa Croce Picture of the Week 2011
Castello San Marco Picture of the Week 2012
Madonna della Misericordia
Christmas in Venice Picture of the Week 2013
Snow-Covered Venice
Signs, Banners and Graffiti Picture of the Week 2014
Cast in Stone
External Links Picture of the Week 2015
Summertime Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean Picture of the Week 2016
Most Serene Places My Favorites Picture of the Week 2017
Dorsoduro
Picture of the Week 2018


August 16, 2019

August 21, 1609: A momentous day 410 years ago atop of the Campanile di San Marco.

Happy birthday Sophie!!!

Where are we? Can you identify the campanili?


August 9, 2019
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Cannaregio


Where are we? Answer


August 2, 2019

Sunrise in the lagoon


Where are we? Answer


July 26, 2019

Sant'Elena, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


July 19, 2019

Church of San Cassiano, San Polo.


Where are we? Answer


July 12, 2019

Campo San Zaccaria, Castello.


Where are we? The bridge was featured in a short scene of a famous movie set in Venice where the protagonist
with her back on
the pillar under the sotoportego responds to a kiss by her Italian suitor with a:
"Why did you do that?...I love you." and speeds away, crossing the bridge but without forgetting to set the time for
the next day's rendezvous
. Answer


July 5, 2019

"Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins" by Tintoretto.
Church of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


June 28, 2019

Main altar of the church of San Lorenzo, Castello, the work of sculptor and architect Gerolamo Campagna, active in
Verona and Venice [1549 (or 1550)-1626]. His sculptures can be admired in many public buildings, among them the
church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the church of the Gesuiti and in the scuola di San Rocco.


Where are we? Answer


June 21, 2019

 Campo San Zan Degolà, Santa Croce.


Where are we? Answer


June 14, 2019

Un pomeriggio in laguna.


Where are we? (Hint: somewhere in the lagoon) Answer


June 7, 2019

Pensione Accademia, Dorsoduro


Where are we and who wrote the phrase below? Answer


May 31, 2019

Palazzo Soranzo-Van Axel, Cannaregio


Where are we? Answer


May 24, 2019

Brocca, men's store, Rugheta del Ravano, San Polo


Where are we? Answer


May 17, 2019

Salizada San Francesco, Castello


Where are we? Answer


May 10, 2019

Rio de San Barnaba from Ca' Rezzonico, Dorsoduro


There are a few of these peep screens scattered in different parts of the city: Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro.
Do you know where we can find this one? Answer


May 3, 2019

Palazzo Ducale, San Marco


Here is a tough one: Where are we today? Think Cannaregio. Answer


April 26, 2019

Rio de la Toletta from Ponte Lombardo, Dorsoduro


Where are we? Answer


April 19, 2019

La Pietà, by Giambattista Cima da Conegliano (1517/1518) Accademia di Belle Arti, Dorsoduro.



April 12, 2019

Views from the Campanile di San Marco













This picture has one very special feature. We can see (albeit barely) the only bridge in the heart of Venice
visible from the campanile: Ponte del Lovo on Rio de San Salvador (center of picture).






In this picture we see four campanili. Can you identify them? Answer


April 5, 2019

Call it wisteria, glycine, glicina, glicine or glyzinien, its purple explosion embellishes every spring this corner
of the Grand Canal by Rio de San Zan Degolà in Santa Croce.


Can you identify the campanile and the dome behind? Answer


March 29, 2019

Campiello Barbaro, Dorsoduro


Where are we? Answer


March 22, 2019

Ponte de la Costituzione and Ponte del Monastero, Santa Croce


Where can we find this relief of the Virgin of the Rosary, Baby Jesus and saints? Answer


March 15, 2019

Rio de Noal, Cannaregio



Where are we? Answer


March 8, 2019

Giudecca


Where are we? Answer


March 1st, 2019

Approaching Venice from the airport


Can you guess from what point of the lagoon (between which islands) was the above picture taken?
For a slightly different, but revealing, viewpoint see Leading Pictures.
Where are we standing in the picture below? Answer



February 22, 2019

Circolo Sottufficiali Marina Militare, Riva de la Ca' di Dio, Castello.
In this building the Most Serene Republic had the state ovens where "biscotti" and
"gallette" were baked to feed its mariners during their long sea voyages.



Here is the coat of arms of the Italian Navy (Marina Militare). Do you know what it represents? Answer




February 15, 2019

San Giorgio Maggiore, San Marco


Where are we? Answer


February 8, 2019

Scuola Levantina, Ghetto Vecchio, Cannaregio.


Bimà, Scuola Levantina. According to tradition the imposing bimà is the work of  wood-carving artist
Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) from Belluno.


Where are we? Can you locate this window? Answer




February 1st, 2019

Rio de San Barnaba, Dorsoduro


Do you recognize the spot that inspired this painting by Lee Jian? Answer


January 25, 2019

John Ruskin had a very low esteem for the architecture of the High Renaissance and the Baroque, a sentiment that we do not share at aloverofvenice. Here is what he has to say about the façade of the Ospedaletto and other buildings of the period that he calls the Grotesque Renaissance:
About the Ospedaletto: "The most monstrous example of the Grotesque Renaissance which there is in Venice; the sculptures on its façade representing masses of diseased figures and swollen fruit."
"It is almost worth devoting an hour to the successive examination of five buildings, as illustrative of the last degradation of the Renaissance. S. Moisè is almost clumsy, S. Maria Zobenigo the most impious, S. Eustachio the most ridiculous, the Ospedaletto the most monstrous, and the head at S. Maria Formosa the most foul." (from "The Stones of Venice," volume III).

Ospedaletto, Castello


San Moisè, San Marco


Santa Maria Zobenigo, San Marco


San Stae (San Eustachio), Santa Croce


Santa Maria Formosa, Castello



January 18, 2019

Abbazia S. Gregorio, Dorsoduro.
Behind the Gothic portal, surmounted by Saint Gregory's relief,  is a beautiful cloister
from 1342. Next door is the Neo-Gothic palace, Palazzo Genovese, now a luxury hotel. The abbazia was once a
wedding present from the American heiress Barbara Hutton to her groom, Cary Grant. Despite the present, the marriage lasted
only three years.



Where are we? Answer


January 11, 2019

Rio e Ponte dei Santi Apostoli, Cannaregio


Where are we? Answer


January 4, 2019

 Giudecca


Where can we find this forcolaio? Answer




December 28, 2018

Happy New Year!!!


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