Today, they were starting the process of stringing the cables from the Campanile to the far end of the Piazza, for the Flight of the Angel, to take place on Sunday. The Gran Teatro di San Marco, with its stage, sound equipment, lighting and seating for the lucky ones, is well under way.
Meanwhile, this was the third day in a row that I spent in Castello. I wandered mainly in a small area, bounded by Rio di San Daniele, Rio delle Vergini, the Canale di San Pietro and Rio di Sant’ Anna.
I found so much to enchant me, I’m having a difficult time deciding what to show you.
Here are some paired offerings. The first photo shows a bricked in former window. On the other side of the door was the twin to it, but not bricked in.
Then, there were two lion heads on either side of a door. One has had the task of clenching a wall support in its jaws, the other has suffered the slings and arrows of age, erosion and decay.
Not really twins, but two views of an attractive door handle.
Here are two of the lions who stand (or sit) guard outside the entry to the Arsenale. The first one has suffered the indignity of having a prosthetic head added at some time. The other suffers from SBS (Square Bottom Syndrome). It was once butted up against the wall of a balcony.
An old friend bobbed up, Federico, the bridge builder!
This graffiti, on paper, is slowly degrading. Goodbye, Sig. Starfighter.
Castello has its own pissotte, here is one of them.