A love story, but a sad ending

Along the side and front of the Doge’s palace, you will notice columns adorned with carved capitals. Each of the capitals tells a different story. It can be an illustration of the Seven Deadly Sins, or the Houses of the Planets, for instance.

A general view of a portion of the columns and capitals

 

The story begins. Boy meets girl.

Boy courts girl. (This is an old fashioned story!)

Boy proposes to girl. I think she accepts!

Woot! It's a wedding.

Here they are on their honeymoon .....

Aww! A baby boy

He's growing up to be a fine son

I warned you there was a sad ending. Their lovely son has died.

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11 responses to “A love story, but a sad ending

  1. jessybobss

    I knew about these as Yvonne pointed them out to me on my last visit with her …… love the ice cream one !! yvonne did you get a pic of that ! xxxxx

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  2. I guess I have to make another trip to Venice…I wish someone would have pointed out the columns to me….Love the story. Even though it has a sad ending..

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  3. Michelle

    Don’t you just love being in Venice and bumping into folks you know that you aren’t traveling with???!!! Makes it like being a local.

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  4. I didn’t know about this , ty !

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  5. I love those capitals, they’re so interesting.

    I bumped into Karen at the new Prix grocery store, she had bought some dark chocolate for himself. I also bumped into himself at the squero in San Trovaso, with a couple of tourists, yesterday.

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  6. Michelle

    This column is pictured in my first trip in 2008….Mike Henderson took me there on our photo tour to make sure I saw it.
    Today (March 24) is Mike’s birthday.
    Remember he celebrated with us at my apartment last year, Yvonne.

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  7. I have to get into the museum to see some of the original columns. Hmm, it feels like the floor is trembling .. too many earthquake stories on TV these days?????

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  8. Darlene

    So many sad endings, but their story lives on to enchant us all.

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