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(your e-mail address will not be published or shared)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 2011
Cannaregio
Santa Croce Picture of the Week 2012
Castello San Marco Picture of the Week 2013
Madonna della Misericordia
Christmas in Venice Picture of the Week 2014
Snow-Covered Venice
Signs, Banners and Graffiti Picture of the Week 2015
Cast in Stone
External Links Picture of the Week 2016
Summertime Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean Picture of the Week 2017
Most Serene Places My Favorites Picture of the Week 2018
Dorsoduro Picture of the Week 2010 Picture of the Week 2019


July 23, 2021

Palazzo Contarini-Fasan, Desdemona's House, San Marco.


Where are we?


July 16, 2021


Burano


Where are we? Answer


July 9, 2021

Ponte di Ca' Venier and Ponte Pasqualigo on Rio del Mondo Novo, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


July 2, 2021

Procuratie Nuove, San Marco


Where are we? Answer


June 25, 2021

Piazza San Marco


Where are we? Answer

June 18, 2021

Winter morning light


Where are we? Answer



June 11, 2021

Palazzo Van Axel on Rio de la Panada, Cannaregio.


Where are we? Answer


June 4, 2021

Palazzo Mocenigo, itinerary dedicated to perfume.


A tough one. Where are we this week? Answer


May 28, 2021

Marinarezza on the Riva dei Sette Martiri, Castello.


Where are we? Can you identify the church in the background? Answer


May 21, 2021

Rio de Santa Marina, Cannaregio.


Where can we find this cubic vera da pozzo,
one of the few of its type in Venice? Answer



May 14, 2021

Dogana da Mar. Punta de la Salute or Punta de la Dogana, Dorsoduro. Fortune carries a rudder
– a gobernaculum – that propels her in all directions atop of a golden sphere supported by two Atlases.


Where are the two ladies talking? Answer.

May 7, 2021

Teatro La Fenice in 2018
seems like a different world.





Where can we find this capitelo seen here under a thin layer of snow?
Answer


April 30, 2021

Porta della Carta, Palazzo Ducale.


Where are we? Answer


April 23, 2021

Teatro Junghans, Giudecca, built in the 1990s on the site of the largest watch factory
in the world before WWII.






Where are we? Answer


April 16, 2021

Cloister of San Giorgio Maggiore


Where are we? Answer



April 9, 2021

Ponte del Paradiso on Rio del Mondo Novo,  Castello


Where are we? Answer


April 2, 2021

According to the Myth of Venice, Venice was founded on March 25, 421, at noon
where the church of San Giacomo di Rialto stands. Let's accept this as the truth and celebrate
La Seremissima's 1600th birthday. Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady.



Where are we standing today? Answer


March 26, 2021

Jorge Luis Borges Labyrinth, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore


Where are we? Answer


March 19, 2021

Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, San Polo.


Where are we? Answer


March 12, 2021

Chiesa di San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, Dorsoduro.


Where are we? Answer


March 5, 2021

March 8 is International Women's Day. Let's hope that we learn to celebrate half of humanity
not just on March 8 but every
single day.
Remembering Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, born in Venice and the first woman in the world to obtain
a doctorate degree –from the University of Padua– only 343 years ago. Men didn't make things easy for her.
She was not allowed to obtain a degree in theology because it was not considered an appropriate subject
for women, so she opted for one in philosophy. She was 32 when she graduated and died only six years later.


Plaque on Calle del Carbon, off Riva del Carbon, San Marco.


Where are we? Answer


February 26, 2021

San Simeone Piccolo, Santa Croce


Where are we? Answer


February 19, 2021

Campo San Polo


Where are we? Answer


February 12, 2021

The original statue of San Todaro (Saint Theodore), the first patron Saint of Venice,
protected from the elements under the loggia in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale, San Marco.

A copy of it sits on top of one of the columns in the Molo.



Where have the generous people of Venice installed this marble fountain just for dogs?

(Thanks to Sophie for making me aware of this beauty years ago).
Answer



February 5, 2021

San Marco


Where are we? Answer



January 29, 2021

Fondamenta del Remedio, Rio de San Zaninovo, Castello.


Where are we? Answer



January 22, 2021

Church and Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Equestrian statue of Condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni,
Castello.


Where are we? Answer


January 15, 2021

Grand Canal from Campo de la Salute, Dorsoduro.


Where are we? Answer


January 8, 2021

Palazzo Soranzo, Rio del Mondo Novo, Castello.


Where can we find this Madonna della Misericordia? Think Dorsoduro. Answer


January 1st, 2021

Happy New Year!!!


Where are we? Answer



December 25, 2020

Campo San Vio, Dorsoduro


Where can we find this ornate fountain? Answer


December 18, 2020

Merry Christmas
Joyeux Noël
Feliz Navidad
Buon Natale
Frohe Weihnachten
Feliz Natal



Where are we? Answer


December 11, 2020

Rio de l'Avogaria, Dorsoduro.


Where are we? Answer


December 4, 2020

Ponte de Corte Vechia, Rio de la Sensa, Cannaregio.


Where are we? Answer


November 27, 2020

Bucintoro, Museo Correr


Where are we? Answer


November 20, 2020

San Francesco de la Vigna, Castello


Where are we? Answer


November 13, 2020

Rio de le Do Torre from Ponte de l'Agnella, San Polo.


Where can we find this angel? Answer


November 6, 2020

Burano


Where are we? Under this sotoportego several scenes from "Summertime" take place.  Answer


October 30, 2020

Palazzo Franchetti-Cavalli-Gussoni and to its right Palazzo Barbaro, San Marco,
 from Campo de la Carità, Dorsoduro.


Where can we find this tiny elephant? Answer


October 23, 2020

Campo del Tiziano, Cannaregio
.


Where can we find this handsome lion? Answer


October 16, 2020

Before the downpour


Where are we? Answer


October 9, 2020

Church of Sant' Elena, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


October 2, 2020

Fontego dei Turchi, Museum of Natural History, Santa Croce.



 Complete skeleton of Ouranosaurus nigeriensis at the Museum of Natural History.


Where are we? Answer


September 25, 2020

Teatro Malibran, location of Marco Polo's house which burned down in 1598. Its foundations
were found 400 years later during a renovation of the theater. Cannaregio.


Marco Polo's house in de' Barbari's woodcut. The church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli
can be observed a short distance away.


Where are we? Answer



September 18, 2020

Rio del Malcanton, Santa Croce-Dorsoduro


Where are we? Answer


September 11, 2020

San Polo: Palazzo Pisani Moretta (double water gates) where Josephine Bonaparte spent a few days
during her Italian sojourn in the Fall of 1797. Josephine was enchanted by the city
but Venice's fate was already sealed. It passed to Austria in exchange for Belgium and Lombardy.


Where are we? Answer


September 4, 2020

Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato, Murano.



Where are we? Answer

Hint: last week's Picture of the Week.


August 28, 2020

Rio de San Girolamo, Cannaregio



Where are we? Answer


August 21, 2020

San Giorgio Maggiore from Riva degli Schiavoni


Where are we standing? Answer


August 14, 2020

Bacino di San Marco



View from Campo de la Salute


Where is this dragon fighter? (San Giorgio, San Teodoro?) Answer


August 7, 2020

Via Garibaldi and Riva dei Sette Martiri, Palazzo Caboto.


Where are we? Answer


July 31, 2020

Villa Hériot, Giudecca.


Where are we? Answer





July 24, 2020

Rigattieri, Calle dei Frati, between Campo Santo Stefano and Campo Sant' Angelo, San Marco.







Where are we? Answer

July 17, 2020

Campo San Zanipolo, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


July 10, 2020

Rio de Sant' Antonin, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


July 3, 2020

Ex-Convento dei Dominicani, Ospedale Civile, Castello.



Where are we? Answer


June 26, 2020

From my notebooks. Where are we?
Answer








June 19, 2020

Rio dei Mendicanti, Scuola di San Marco, Castello.


Where are we? Answer


June 12, 2020

Lido



Where are we? Answer


June 5, 2020

Vittore Carpaccio's Miracle of the Cross at the Rialto, detail, Gallerie dell' Accademia, Dorsoduro.


Where are we? Answer


May 29, 2020

Burano


Where are we? Answer


May 22, 2020

Canal de Cannaregio



Where are we? Answer


May 15, 2020

Sotoportego del Filatoio, Santa Croce


Where are we? Answer


May 8, 2020
Dreaming of Venice. Panificio Albonico, Santa Croce...alcuni anni fa.


Where are we? Answer


May 1st, 2020

Campo San Silvestro, San Polo


Where are we? Answer


April 24, 2020

Rio dei Mendicanti, Cannaregio


Where can we find this wisteria in bloom? Answer


April 17, 2020

Fondamenta del Remedio, Castello


Where are we? Answer


April 10, 2020
Campanile di San Marco, Loggetta


Where are we? Answer


April 3, 2020
Libreria Acqua Alta, Castello


Where are we? Answer


March 27, 2020
The Bellini clan
Details of two famous pictures from the Accademia Gallery.
The top one is believed to show from left to right: Gentile, Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini.
The bottom one is believed to show from left to right, kneeling: Jacopo Bellini, Leonardo Bellini (nephew of Jacopo), Andrea Mantegna
(son in law of Jacopo) and Gentile and Giovanni, sons of Jacopo. They are believed to be arranged by age.
Can you identify the pictures? Answer





In these trying times for the whole world, this link of a video about deserted Venice was sent to me
by another lover of Venice. Normally I would say enjoy it without reservations, but in this case I say, enjoy for what it is,
an extraordinary piece of historical documentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLC-8Fk2ZmY&feature=youtu.be

March 20, 2020
Chiesa Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, San Polo
Giovanni Bellini's altarpiece



Here's a tough one. Where are we? Answer


March 13, 2020
San Nicolò del Lido



Where are we? Answer



March 6, 2020
Grand Canal


Where are we? Answer


February 28, 2020
Spring cleaning time.
The lavender glass of Venice. The color is due to the presence of manganese oxide. Another place where you
can admire purple glass is in the old brownstones of Boston (but it was a mistake; the glass was clear
in the beginning but turned lavender-purple upon exposure to the sunlight due to the high content of
manganese that oxidized and changed the color of the glass.)


Where are we? Answer


February 21, 2020
Salizada San Provolo leading to Campo San Zaccaria, Castello


Where can we find these two elegant portals, one in Castello the other in San Marco?
Answer




February 14, 2020
From a door in the Giudecca with love: Happy Valentine's Day!


This amazing floor is in one of the most important churches in Venice. Where?
I count at least seven different types of colored marbles. Answer


February 7, 2020
Ammonites






From top to bottom: church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, Il Redentore, Piazza San Marco.

Where can we find this elegant vera da pozzo? Answer



January 27, 2020
Palazzo Sagredo, Cannaregio


Where are we? Answer


January 20, 2020
Teatro La Fenice, San Marco


Where can we find this relief of the Madonna? Answer


January 13, 2020
After sunset on the Grand Canal


Where are we after sunset? Answer


January 6, 2020

Happy Epiphany, Three Wise Men's Day or Three Kings' Day (it does not matter how you call it).


Homage to Giorgione's "L'Adorazione  dei Magi", handmade tableau by Alfonso Pozzobon, San Marco di Resana, Treviso,
Italy (exhibited at the church of La Madalena,  Cannaregio, Venezia, 2010).

Where are we? Answer


December 30, 2019

Happy New Year!


Where are we? Answer