These chubby little fellows guard the entry. Now they suddenly have a wild flower keeping them company.
I’ll give them a nod as I walk by with my suitcases this evening.
Filed under Venice
Tagged as Corte Pizzochere, San Marco, stemma
Have a nice journey back home. Looking forward to seeing more of Venice through your eyes.
Thanks, Daniel. The trip back is all a bad dream, fading away now.
I’ll start sorting the photos pretty soon. When is your next trip?
Interesting stuff, Bert!
Yvonne, it was an unexpected treat to find this in my inbox this morning! And I haven’t even noticed those flowers 🙂 I wonder where you are now – somewhere over central Asia, I’m guessing. (07.23 Saturday here)
Heaven knows where that plane was when you wrote your comment, Caroline. Have you seen the flowers now?
How’s the packing, or is ‘pack’ a 4 letter word? xxx
Now you will have time to organise all those photos for our entertainment. Enjoy seeing your cat again. x
OK, Andrew. Your wish is (kinda) my command.
I ❤ Minx
Have a safe trip home!!
Safe it was, long it was!!! It was nice to get into Cedric and head over the range. 🙂
Safe journey and swift return – as we all hope when leaving Venice. Thanks for the really good images and informative and entertaining comments
Hiya, Andante! And, thanks for your nice comments, and the cool and crazy sketches you have provided. 🙂
I am continually amazed where things grow in Venice.
Safe travels my friend. I join Bert in sobbing at your departure. Wah! No more daily Venice fix for a while.
But I’m sure as you comb your archives you’ll come up with juicy tidbits to share.
I like the stuff that grows out of the bridges, and on roofs. Nature is mighty powerful.
What a great photo. I love the chubby guys and the orange flowers!
All of a sudden, those flowers were in bloom up on the arch. There must be about one mm of soil for them!
That could be the stemma of the Marcello family.
The Pizzochere (or Pizzocare) were unmarried women of high status, who, instead of becoming nuns, could become pizzocare, i.e. Tertiaries or members of the Third Orders of St Francis and St Dominic. They took vows of chastity, followed a rule, and did good works, but lived lived outside the cloister.
… so I’ve been told.
[Sob!] You’re leaving! I hope you have (I’m sure you have) enough photos of La Serenissima to keep us all enthralled until your next trip.
Thank you so much for the information about the derivation of the name, Bert. The group who are campaigning to ensure all nizioleti are spelled in Venetian, will be wanting the correct spelling returned!
So sweet! 🙂
Aren’t they adorable little fellows! My cat gave me a very warm welcome home, she is usually a rather cool, aloof little girl! Ciao to Oscar. xx
Well isn’t that lovely! She must have missed you very very much 🙂 Oscar sends his best wishes back your way! 🙂 x
Cute. Safe trip hope Yvonne, looking forward to the next time in Venice xx
I got back home in Dismal swamp about 24 hours ago. The washing machine is chugging away! ❤
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