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

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May 18, 2018

Hands on the Grand Canal.
"Support" the work of artist Lorenzo Quinn (son of actor Anthony Quinn) was on display
in Venice's Ca' Sagredo at Santa Sofia until a couple of weeks ago. Venice could be submerged into several feet of
water by the end of the century if the sea level keeps rising. Quinn's monumental hands lent much needed support
to a cause that we hope is not lost.


Where can we find this unusual and beautifully carved marble lectern? (Hint: think the sacristy of an important church)


May 18, 2018
A rare quiet moment on Ponte de la Paglia on April 25, both Saint Mark's Day and Liberation Day.


Where are we? Answer


April 20, 2018

Padiglione delle Navi, Museo Storico Navale




Where are we? Answer


April 13, 2018

For all those lovers of "Summertime", a view from Campo San Vio, Dorsoduro.
On the terrace at the very top of Palazzo Pisani (square with black railing),
across the Grand Canal, a scene from the 2017 Clint Eastwood movie
 "15:17 to Paris" was shot. Needless to say, the view from there is magnificent.




Where can we find this other "magnificent" view of the trash left by the tourists? Answer


April 6, 2018

Torcello
Prima di Venezia era Torcello. Quando i lombardi invasero il nord-est italiano gli ultimi abitanti dell'impero romano cercarono protezione nelle paludi della laguna veneta. Quelli della città di Altino si trasferirono a un gruppo di isole disabitate e fondarono una città che chiamarono Torcello. Questi rifugiati eressero una chiesa in onore della Madonna, Santa Maria Assunta. Col tempo la città è cresciuta e a un certo punto c'erano migliaia di abitanti mentre a Venezia ce ne erano solo alcuni intorno a un paio di chiese. Oggi Torcello è come Venezia era più di mille anni fa: due chiese e una manciata di case. A solo un'ora di vaporetto da Venezia, andare a Torcello e come salire su una macchina del tempo. Da lontano si può vedere il vecchio campanile sospeso tra l'acqua e il cielo. I pochi abitanti che rimangono scherzano che Torcello significa solo questo: "torre e cielo". Gli credo. All'arrivo, la laguna assurdamente verde, l'aria chiara, le isole fosforescenti, la strada di mattoni accanto a un piccolo ponte senza spaletta ti accolgono e non ti lasciano più andare via. Sarai per sempre prigioniero del suo fascino.











Where can we find this black-headed gull? Answer


March 30, 2018

Rio de la Croce, Santa Croce


Where are we? This is a special spot in Venice. Why? Answer


March 23, 2018

502 years ago this week the Venetian Ghetto was instituted. It lasted 281 years.

A series of bronze plaques by A. Blatas, 1979, picturing the persecution and the extermination of the Jews
during the Second World War can be admired in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, Cannaregio

Where are we? Answer


March 16, 2018

Canova's Annunciation, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Dorsoduro


Where can we find this piccolo campanile? Its companion is much larger. Answer


March 9, 2018

Rhinoceros on San Marco's floor


Where are we standing today? Answer


March 2, 2018

Always the sweetest view: the approach to Venice.


Where are we standing? Answer


February 23, 2018

Buranino II (see another Buranino on May 6, 2016)


Where can we find this elaborate fence with a beautiful loggia behind? Answer


February 16, 2018

Rio de San Zulian and Ponte de la Guerra from Ponte Balbi, Castello-San Marco


And this campanile belongs to... Answer


February 9, 2018

Ponte della Libertà, Campalto and the Dolomites


Rio de San Polo


Where can we find this sculpture in Istrian stone possibly of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of Milan? Answer


February 2, 2018

Rio de le Romite, Dorsoduro


Where are we? What painter lived nearby? Answer


January 26, 2018

From Ponte de l'Accademia


Where can we find this handsome lion? Answer


January 19, 2018

Venetian "Pulsantiere"


Where can we find this plaque in memory of three Venetian women, last victims of the Nazi fury? Answer


January 12, 2018

The Dolomites and the north lagoon



Where can we find this relief of Saint Martin? Answer


January 5, 2018

Happy Three Kings Day!


Where are we on the first week of the year? Answer


December 29, 2017

From Vegas: Ca' d'Oro,
the fake...



and from Venice: the original...


Happy New Year!!!!!