This beautiful church is best recognized as the place Vivaldi composed, worshipped, and performed. It’s a stunning building, still used for concerts today. The church also was attached to orphanage. There was a rotating drum where people could place infants, turn the drum and the nuns would take them into care. The old orphanage is now part of a hotel.
It’s hard to explain Venice with words alone. You’ve got this amazing, old, old city that’s falling apart, yet it’s alive and thrums with energy and color. It’s got a distinctive look and feel. You walk the crooked streets and somehow always find yourself just where you want to be. Even if it didn’t start that way.
iPhone, Snapseed, HDR Pro
The Bridge of Sighs is a major landmark in Venice, Italy. It connects the Doge’s Palace with the New Prison. Legend has it that the bridge was so named because prisoners sighed as they crossed, enjoying a last look at the beautiful city.
For this particular shot, I wrapped my camera strap around my wrist and stuck my arm out a window. I particularly like the angle of the shot. I’m also quite thrilled that I didn’t drop my camera into the canal.
A walk into any church in Italy isn’t complete without exploring the various side altars. These little churches within a church are amazing little stories of time and place. They may contain relics of a saint who was significant to the person funding the building of the church. They may be a small space dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The possibilities are endless.