Monday, August 3, 2009

Venice #1

... Preganziol railway station ...
Ferrovia Venezia-Udine ... (IT)
... - Preganziol
- Mogliano Veneto
- Venezia Mestre Ospedale

- Venezia Mestre

- Venezia Porto Marghera

- Venezia Santa Lucia

Ponte della Libertà (Laguna Veneta)

... the Venice Sailing Club and the Venetian Lagoon
viewed from the train ...

... map of Venice ...

... gondola on Grand Canal ...

... the Rialto bridge ... (EN)
... designed by Antonio da Ponte and
was finally completed in 1591... is the oldest bridge across the canal and
probably the most famous in the city...

Rialto bridge ... (EN-DE-FR)
Built: 1588-1591
Structural type: Arch bridge

Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) ... (EN)
... is regarded as one of the most beautiful palazzi
on the Grand Canal in Venice ...

A submarine attack on the Doge's City?
No, no... Just the 53rd Biennale di Venezia coming soon.

The artwork is SubTiziano by Alexander Ponomarev.
"SubTiziano" could be said to be under the influence of Titian…
Re-emerging from the depths of this water-born city,
the artist is stressing his "sub-" standing: he is under the impression,
under the influence of the great Venetian,
who is actually one of the forefathers of this lively submarine.

... detail of the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti... (EN)
... It was erected in 1565.
In the 19th century it was internally modernised

and externally enriched in "Venetian Gothic" style,
with rich window framing, by a series of grand owners.

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
(Peggy Guggenheim Collection) ... (EN)

... is the most important museum in Italy for European and
American art of the first half of the 20th century.
From June 3 to November 22 2009 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
presents Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s latest creation, Torre:
a Cor-Ten steel tower, with ogival windows, tracery and turrets
in the International Gothic style,
on the terrace of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni,
overlooking the Grand Canal.


Wim Delvoye ...
official site of the artist
... vaporetto and vaporetto/waterbus stop 'Accademia'
and Ponte dell' Academia ... (EN)
completed in 1933 - materials used: laminated wood
... Built as a temporary bridge to replace an iron bridge built by the
Austrians and with insufficient clearance for the new vaporetti boats.
However, the bridge was never replaced by another bridge
and still serves today ...