Saturday, August 1, 2009

Venice #2

... moored gondola's ...

... a less-traveled side-street with the yellow sign
'Scala Contarini del Bovolo' ...

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The palace dates from the 15th century and
is apparently in poor state of restoration ...
(staircase closed!)


... on the road to St Mark's Square ...

... shop window with Venetian Ladies ...

Venetian Lady in 1700
The 1700s represented a period of decadence and
decline for Venice, but the Venetians countered
their city’s fading star with exciting frivolity, lightness,
caprice and elegance in all that they did, from the
Carnival-like parties to the Goldoni comedies.

source: marionettesinvenice.com

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