Monday, January 30, 2012
Gli Scalzi, Venezia.
One of the many beautiful church facades in Venice, Gli Scalzi was built in the 17th century, and today the train station is located right next to it. It doesn't house as many artistic treasures as other Venetian churches, also because it lost an important Tiepolo fresco in 1915, when an Austrian shell hit the church.
At the adjacent train station, sleepy pigeons (the flying rats of Venice), are basking in the first rays of the winter sun, occupying the sign of Italy's 'Ferrovie Statali'.
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In front of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
San Giorgio Maggiore was designed by Andrea Palladio, and the views from its campanile are nothing less than spectacular.
San Giorgio keeps watch over the Bacino San Marco, the space between the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and San Marco.
San Marco is about a mile away, illuminated by the weak November rays of the sun.