Casual rambles in Venice...
More stunning buildings. I've been watching the Donna Leon episodes (in German with English subtitles) and am awed by the architecture.
I think Ruskin got even more than he asked for with the Ca d'Oro.
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."
That was the view from my window last summer.
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.
Okay, where have you been? Travelling? I need my daily fix of Venice Daily Photo so please hurry back!!
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