Street sign (nizioletto) indicating Calle del Tagiapiera (Street of the Stonecutter)
On the walls, some beautiful bas reliefs:
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I love those reliefs; they are true art.
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You can spend days just discovering such treasures up on walls. Then, you can look down and find other mysteries in the paving stones!
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A 16th century angle-poise light? Or is it just a damp patch?
Darn, you picked the truth, a lamp for a 16th century computer desk. You can almost make out a USB cable, also. 🙂
PS, if it’s the shadow of an instrument it’s more likely to be a viola or cello. Just saying… 🙂
Yes, I’d definitely agree with you, if it really was the shadow of an instrument, not a street light. 🙂
Don’t shatter our illusions, Yvonne!
I’m sorry. 😦
These are all symbolic religious carvings, aren’t they, and if any aren’t original they’re likely to be close copies. Apart from St Mark’s winged lion I like the peacocks (pride), but can’t quite work out what’s facing the eagle — some kind of chimaera, with a horse’s head and lion’s body? As always, thanks for sharing these little gems!
I know a Venice fanatic who will be happily endeavouring to find out more about these reliefs. I hope he finds lots of information to share with us. (Yes, I mean you, Bert.)
It really pays to look up and down. How old are these beautiful carvings?
That’s something I just can’t answer! They may be very old, or they could be replicas.
It is nice to take time to find this sort of detail. We get home sometimes and compare pictures and Kim has some and I realise that I was in too big a rush to spot them!
It’s a privilege to have time to loiter a bit, to savour just the little things, Andrew. (You do the same with your words, I reckon.)
Love the shadow!
Same here, J.
You rock Yvonne 😀 ❤
Um, thanks, I think, Ralph. 🙂 oxo ❤
The shadow on the last photo is either a guitar or a lamp-post!
Let’s say it’s a guitar, then we can spin some story about why it happens to be suspended there, Gerard.
Ah, but I know what it really is….
But I hear the music playing anyway.
But, let’s deviate from reality for a while, Michelle.
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