I did a little bit of research on some of the things I had found, and here’s the scoop on the first 2 photos from yesterday, and the first one today.
The carvings of 2 peaches were the symbols of the Confraternity of merchants of fruit and peach preserve!
This photo shows similar fruit hanging from a branch.
This carving represents a mulberry tree, and was the symbol of the silk-makers.
This is the symbol of the barrel makers (the boteri). Notice also the old house number.
And, here a doorway especially shaped to allow barrels to be rolled in and out!
As promised, the other small boat graffiti, at the side of the bridge leading to the Coin department store, Cannaregio.
And, a special find. The writing reads : Piscis primum a capite foetet, or “Fish begins to stink from the head”! This is near the fish market, so could be a case of “buyer beware”.
My beloved double-decker pissotta shyly revealed itself today, to my delight!
Can you cope with more of this area? I have more treasures to share, if that’s alright with you?