Looking up in the Street of the Stonecutter

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Street sign (nizioletto) indicating Calle del Tagiapiera (Street of the Stonecutter)

On the walls, some beautiful bas reliefs:

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23 responses to “Looking up in the Street of the Stonecutter

  1. I love those reliefs; they are true art.

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  2. A 16th century angle-poise light? Or is it just a damp patch?

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  3. PS, if it’s the shadow of an instrument it’s more likely to be a viola or cello. Just saying… 🙂

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  4. 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!

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    • 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.)

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  5. It really pays to look up and down. How old are these beautiful carvings?

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  6. 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!

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  7. You rock Yvonne 😀 ❤

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  8. The shadow on the last photo is either a guitar or a lamp-post!

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