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'.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Arsenale, Venezia.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Florence, looking east from the ceramics museum, combined with trees at the Boboli gardens.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Gesuiti, Venice, front and back.
It goes to show that in order to hold still for the camera for hundreds of years, we need some reinforcement.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012