Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ca d'Oro


We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
John Ruskin 

7 comments:

Kate said...

More stunning buildings. I've been watching the Donna Leon episodes (in German with English subtitles) and am awed by the architecture.

Alexa said...

I think Ruskin got even more than he asked for with the Ca d'Oro.

Bert said...

Ruskin saw the palazzo after the vandalism of Maria Taglioni and before the restoration by Baron Franchetti. nevertheless, he was impressed: " ... the beauty of the fragments left behind is beyond all I had conceived."
Sadly, "once superb in general effect, but now destroyed by restorations. I saw the beautiful slabs of red marble, which formed the bases of its balconies, and were carved into noble spiral mouldings of strange sections, half a foot deep, dashed to pieces when I was last in Venice."

Aunt Snow said...

That was the view from my window last summer.

8ad9c35e-e497-11e2-9b9a-000f20980440 said...

This is our favourite Vap. stop in all Venice. Not only does it lead to the wonderful Ca' d'Oro itself, but it also leads ( up the Calle, turn right, and down into Campo San Sofia) our favourite hotel in Venice. So this brings back lovely memories, and fills us with anticipation for next visit.

Linda said...

How lovely!

Kate said...

Okay, where have you been? Travelling? I need my daily fix of Venice Daily Photo so please hurry back!!