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

April 28, 2017
Saffa, Cannaregio. For more images of this secluded district see the section Most Serene Places.

Continuing with the theme of doors and gates, can you locate this hidden portal
in a sestiere that we have not visited in a while?

April 21, 2017
Venetian windows

Where can we find this attractive altar? Answer

April 14, 2017
San Giorgio Maggiore from the northeastern lagoon

Where can we find these unpretentious but elegant columns? Answer

April 7, 2017
Church of San Lio, Castello.

This church was first built in the 9th century and consecrated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
In the 11th century it was rededicated to Saint Leo IX, Pope (1049-1054).
The church underwent several reconstructions and transformations, especially in the 15th and 18th centuries.
The ceiling shows the fresco "Apotheosis of Saint Leo in Glory and the Exaltation of the Cross" by Giandomenico Tiepolo.
On a side altar is the painting "Apostle James the Major" by Titian.
On a recent visit, the old custodian sitting by the sacristy and with typical Venetian hospitality,
pointed out all the artistic treasures of his church as I walked around from altar to altar.

Where can we find this handsome door? Answer

March 31, 2017
Rio de la Fava, San Marco.
On the left, Gothic palazzo Giustinian Faccanon (15th century).

Where should we go to see these basreliefs of a fish and an oyster? Answer

March 24, 2017
San Simeon Picolo, Santa Croce.

Where can we find these gondole? Answer

March 17, 2017
Rio de San Zaninovo, Castello.

Where are these handsome windows? Answer

March 10, 2017

Procuratie Nove, courtyard. San Marco.

Where can we see these faces? Answer

March 3, 2017

Rio dei Barcaroli, San Marco.

Where can we find this charming capitèlo? Answer

February 24, 2017

Teatro Carlo Goldoni, San Marco. This is the oldest theater in Venice still in operation. It opened in 1622 and underwent a number of reconstructions and name changes. It was called Teatro Vendramin, Teatro di San Salvador and Teatro di San Luca. After being closed for several years it reopened, completely restored, in 1979.

February 17, 2017

 A door in Castello

"I cannot rid myself of an impression that every Venetian door represents a particular year; that the city is in fact a museum that contains all human history and all of our future as well. This would, of course, explain why the doors are so mysterious and forlorn; why they are always locked; why nobody ever seems to be entering or coming out." Constantin Boym.

Chi sono? Dove si trovano? Who are they? Where are they? Answer

February 10, 2017

Libreria Acqua Alta, Castello.

Where can we find this intriguing door? Answer

February 3, 2017
Rielo de S. Antonio, San Polo.

Where can we find these two reliefs? They are in two different sestieri. Answer

January 27, 2017
Another beautiful knocker. This time in San Marco.

Have you seen this hidden door?
If you haven't, the logo tells you where it is. Answer

January 20, 2017
Somewhere in Castello... a beautiful knocker...

...and where is this beautiful door? Answer

January 13, 2017
I should have posted this picture a week ago!

Here's to you, one of the Three Kings, dancing in Santa Croce.

Check out the new additions to the section Signs, Banners and Graffiti.

Where can we find this beautiful door with two matching oval side windows? Answer

January 6, 2017
Wine transport on Rio del Mondo Novo

Where are we? Answer

December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!