I went back to Castello again, for a most satisfying wander through the far north-east portion of this sestiere. What a treasure trove for the
snoopy enquiring mind.
Today, I’ll concentrate on Sant’Anna, now a deserted church, with a convent and grounds converted to flats. Have a look at the excellent summary on the Churches of Venice link: http://www.churchesofvenice.co.uk/castello.htm#santanna I particularly liked the bit about the convent being prosecuted (twice) for carnal acts.
Here is what you see, if you poke your head around the gates from the Fondamenta S. Anna.
Then, walk down a path, look to your left, and there is the old cloister, now converted to flats. But, there is a vera da pozzo, a clock and church bell, old columns, enough to keep you busy for a while.
The top of the well head had a perforated pattern, and you can peek through the holes to see reflections in the water below.
I had to tear myself away from that photographic fun.
On the way out, I met one of the resident cats.
And, here is the rest of the party pissotte from yesterday, also from San Polo.
(PS There’s a bonus photo after these pissotte.)
There were new icicles under that bridge in Castello. I was amazed at how much water the stones of the bridge must absorb and release, to allow the formation of these stalactites. (That’s what the Venetians called them, this morning.)