Thursday, November 26, 2015

Punta della Dogana

Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, seen from the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute
Seen from the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice, September 2013

“The museum's art is housed in and around the Dogana da Mar building. It was built between 1678 and 1682 as a customs house. The arcade styles reflect their construction in different eras. Atop the building are statues of Atlas, built to represent the supremacy of the Republic of Venice. The two slaves hold a golden ball upon which Giuseppe Benoni's Fortune stands. The 17th-century statue turns in the wind. The last renovation of the building was done by Alvise Pigazzi in 1838.”
(Dogana da Mar, Wikipedia)