Do you know where you might see this, in Venice?
The answer will be in my next post.
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Nice one Yvonne! I thought of Palazzo Lezze in Cannaregio or a place in front of Archie’s rooms between rio terà San Leonardo and Strada Nova but I don’t know… I’ll be curious to see the answer!
Bert told me about the one near Archie’s rooms, I had never seen that one, despite being in that area many, many times, AnnaLivia. And now, I have to look for Palazzo Lezze next time, also.
I’m here for a week and a half. I’m leaving the 12th of July. This past weekend I kind of “hit the wall’- a bit tired and sick and need to recharge my batteries by just resting. That happens every couple to few weeks- I’ve been going, going, going. I’m meeting people at an artist residency this afternoon about opportunities for the future.
Take care, Bloke! You’re making some valuable contacts, aren’t you?
A guess, anyway…
Hi, Brian. They do look a lot a like, but this is not the one near the Ponte Rialto. How much more time have you left in Istanbul?
This is the counterpart to the one in my video on the building right next to the market side of the Ponte Rialto, isn’t it?
No idea! The pose reminds me a bit of the Whore of Kilpeck, though less pronounced – and with what appear to be angel’s wings, so presumably not a fertility symbol?
Caroline, you had me scuttling to the internet to see who this Whore of Kilpeck might be, fascinating stuff! http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/sheela.htm
Thank you for doing that bit of research, Yvonne. Now I don’t have to!
Isn’t there an old movie from the early ’30s called “She’s No Angel”? May have been inspired by this? Have no clue where it is, though.
Siggie, it’s not all that far from your neck of the woods. Your mission will be to explore the symbolism of this relief, in your spare time!
C’mon Yvonne, tell us NOW!!! You even have Bert stumped!
Stay tuned for the next episode, Melissa. 🙂
You have to remember that I’m in a different time zone. I’ve only just got up. I too thought it might be the one on the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi (only for a moment, as it’s really not the same – this lady is not so ‘hot’ as that one ;-)). Another ‘lover of venice’ posted a very similar question a year or so ago. But the one on Rio Terà San Leonardo at the junction with Rio Terà del Cristo is also different. So, I have to admit defeat. I don’t know where it is. I’ll take a stab in the dark, though, and wonder if it’s on Palazzo Zen, perhaps.
I’ll be letting you all know in the next post, I promise, Bert!
Too true, Andrew!
Rude but ‘armless.
That’s not how a lady sits!!!!!!
“Yes, mom!” (Lordy, I don’t think I could maneuver into that position for anything!)
She is certainly not leaving much to the imagination lol!!
This one is weird!
It is different, for sure, Darlene.
hmmm, maybe my next year’s Venice calendar (after my trip later this year) can be Venetian Public Porn. Hmmm, now there’s a title. I’m sure it’s out there….we just have to find it.
I think that I have seen this on a building at the base of the Rialto steps – San Polo side! There is certainly another even more interesting relief just there! First building at the base of the steps.
Hi, Jo. I thought I had replied to you, but it seems I haven’t … sorry. This one is remarkably like the one you have seen, along with her mate. They really are ‘interesting’, aren’t they! But, this one is not in San Polo.
Not a very modest creature, eh?
Oh Bert, where are you?
The mother says “You’re not going out dressed like that, are you!”
Love her…can’t wait to hear location. Now if we could only talk to the sculptor….ahhh if only!
It’s in an area that is not always visited, and a little bit tucked away, to make things more difficult, Linda.
I did also think it was a ‘bit rude” Jan. But then many things were “a bit rude” in Venice around the time that was probably carved.
This is relatively recent, I think, Michelle.
Hmmm, then they didn’t use the materials that last…or maybe it’s been like this from the beginning.
Oh my! Certainly is interesting, isn’t it?
It’s not quite what we expect to see in our city, is it?
Looks a bit rude Yvonne , good job its weather beaten
It might never win a beauty contest, Jan.
Where is Bert when we need him?
I have this faint hope I may have even Bert stumped. We’ll see!
Do I detect a note of glee?
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