Venetian Architecture

For the last week, I’ve been wading through my pictures from my trip to Venice last October. I only processed a small portion when I came back before I got distracted by other projects. Below is a sampling of some of my favorite photos of the buildings and statues of Venice.

The first is a view of the Campanile and the statue of the lion Marco from the Piazzetta San Marco. The column upon which Marco sits, alongside another sporting the statue of Saint Teodoro of Amasea, serve as the gateway to Venice.

Piazzetta San Marco

This next photo shows the crowds walking on platforms in an attempt to avoid some of the tidal flooding in St. Mark’s Square.

St. Mark's Square

The remainder of the photos in this post come from a photography workshop I took while I was in Venice. For 7 hours I wandered the back alleys and small calle (streets) of San Polo and the Cannaregio with professional photographer Mario Mazziol who runs the School of Seeing in Venice. I highly recommend his workshops if you have either a full or half-day in Venice to spare.

The photo below shows one of the few remaining bridges in Venice that do not have side walls or railings. While more common in the early days of Venice, this type of bridge could prove treacherous in the dark to drunken wanderers.

Unwalled Venetian Bridge

Below are two Venetian courtyards, tucked away in areas tourists normally see:

Venetian Courtyard
Venetian Courtyard

The old wellhead is a remnant of the original Venetian water system. Neighborhoods were built around these wells which were often found in the center of the campos.

Below is a photo of the Palazzo Camello, in the Cannaregio siestre, owned originally by spice traders. Built in the 12th century, the Mastrelli brothers owned a spice shop located at the sign of the camel, shown in the second photo.

Palazzo Camello
camel at Palazzo Camello

Below, a woman walking along a colonade:

Woman walking along Venetian Colonade

Random images of door ornaments, windows and doors:

venetian door ornament
venetian door ornament
Venetian window
three green doors

2 Responses to “Venetian Architecture”

  1. elisa says:

    I love all the shots here Kim! I must have missed when you posted it originally – I especially love the tilted one of san marco sq – the light is gorgeous!

  2. Kim says:

    Thanks! I look at these pictures and it makes me want to book another trip back to Venice.