Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ca' d'Oro's Pinnacles

Pinnacles of the Ca' d'Oro, Grand Canal, Venice
Pinnacles of Palazzo Santa Sofia or Ca' d'Oro (Golden House)
Canal Grande (Grand Canal)
Venice, September 2013

See also: Ca d'Oro

“On the opposite side of the serpentine Grand Canal past the Rialto bridge, the Ca’ d’Oro is one of the most lavishly decorated palaces in the city, with its ogive windows, cream-colored Gothic tracery and Egyptian-style pinnacles. Originally, the façade was painted in gold leaf and ultramarine like the interior of a Persian palace, says Howard. The Ca’ d’Oro now houses a museum of paintings, sculpture and furniture, and contains a medallion portrait of Mehmet II by Bellini.”
(East Meets West in Venice, Saudi Aramco World)

1 comment:

Dina said...

So unusual!
Thanks for zooming in on these.