Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Campo San Vio

Street artist, Campo San Vio, Dorsoduro, Venice
Street artist, Campo San Vio, Dorsoduro
Venice, September 2011

“Over the water lies the Campo San Vio, a fine platform from which to watch the traffic on the Canal Grande. The reason this little square opens out onto the water is that the houses on that side were demolished in order to make it easier for the doge and his entourage to disembark for the annual thanksgiving service in the church of saints Vito and Modesto (contracted to Vio in Venetian); held on the saints’ joint feast day, June 15, the service commemorated the defeat of the Bajamonte Tiepolo revolt, which occurred on June 15, 1310. The church itself was demolished in 1813; the walls of the chapel that took its place (St George – the city’s Anglican church) are encrusted with stone fragments taken from the Tiepolo palazzo, which was destroyed in punishment for their treason.”
(Jonathan Buckley, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto)

4 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Looks like someone right out of the past. Beautiful light.

Dina said...

Put a frame on this photo and it will be like fine art.

tapirgal said...

I thought that was snow at her feet. I'm glad it isn't.

tapirgal said...

I'm scrolling through again. Dina is right.