Saturday, November 17, 2012

Piazzetta dei Leoncini

Red marble lions by Giovanni Bonazza, piazzetta dei Leoncini, piazza San Marco, Venice
Red marble lions by Giovanni Bonazza, 1722
Piazzetta dei Leoncini, Piazza San Marco
Venice, October 2012

“To your right as you face the Torre is the Piazzetta Giovanni XXIII, familiarly known as dei Leoncini, after the two eighteenth-century marble lions – if you can’t see them immediately, it’s because they’re smothered in children.”
(Jonathan Buckley, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

How did you manage that one with no one around?

tapirgal said...

i love the text, the lions, ad the wall. I have a new goal: Venice.