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(your e-mail address will not be published or shared)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


December 4, 2020

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


Where are we?

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