Archive for the 'Venice' Category

Italy, Venice: Doge’s Palace, Venice

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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The Doge’s Palace, Palazzo Ducale, was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic. The Venetian Gothic construction started around 1340 and was modified many times over the centuries due to fires and governmental needs.

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Italy, Venice: Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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In Venice, the Ponte dei Sospiri or the Bridge of Sighs is an arched limestone bridge that connects the Doge’s Palace to the Prigioni Nuove, or the New Prisons. It got its name from the sighs of the prisoners walking across it.

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Italy, Venice: The Lion, the Ladies and the King

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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On top, you have the victorious Vittorio Emanuele II (1849-1861) who was the first King of united Italy. On the 2 sides are statues of the winged Lion of Saint Mark with paws on books and a regal woman (and a silly woman).

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Italy, Venice: Venice from the Water

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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Approaching St. Mark’s Square, Venice, from the water.

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