Mighty fine well head top

It’s not easy to get a good photo of the top of the splendid well head you can see in the courtyard of the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice. This Palazzo, the home of the   Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, is the building you see on your right as you walk over the Accademia Bridge heading towards Campo Santo Stefano.

Here is the well head in question.

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Image courtesy of Wikipedia

I tried various methods, such as holding the camera above the top and hoping for a decent shot. No luck! Then a Venetian friend invited me to a meeting at the Istituto, and from an upper floor I was able to get a relatively good photo. It’s not perfect, but it’s all mine … and now it’s yours.

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43 responses to “Mighty fine well head top

  1. Fantastic things happen to those who are prepared:
    You knew where to look!
    Thanks Yvonne.

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  2. Lovely photo of some unknown craftsman’s hard work. I must have passed it many times and never really seen the top. Thanks.

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  3. It’s a nice shot. It’s an amazing place, Venice. It’s hard not to be stunned by the amazing craftsmanship that seemed to go into everything there.

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  4. Think about the time and craftsmanship that went into such a mundane thing as a wellhead. The beauty! And what a nice picture of it.

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  5. Liz

    Lovely photos. I like that top. It looks really nice!

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  6. There is just nothing like waking up to a nice well-head. A great photo, Yvonne.

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  7. You and your camera do great things!

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    • We take our handy digital cameras a bit for granted these days. Remember those days when you didn’t know if you had a good shot or another dud, until the film was developed?

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  8. Bravo! Thank you for your tenacity!

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  9. Andante

    So good to have you back, Yvonne, we have certainly missed our “fix” of your images from Venice. Fantastic image of the grill top of the well, and very enterprising of you to get the image.

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    • Hi, Andante. It’s nice to be back!

      I was so fortunate to be invited to the meeting, and knew immediately what I’d be doing when I got inside the building. (The meeting was interesting too!)

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  10. Beautiful. At least they cover the well head, so no kids can fall down into the well. In some countries they don’t even bother covering them (with predictable disasters).

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    • It’s a piece of art, isn’t it! When I was a child, our neighbours had an open well, I can recall having nightmares about it, with a bottomless depth of water awaiting the unwary victim.

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      • Just recently a little boy fell down a well in China and I thought of how some of those countries allow the open pits without any barriers. Just a matter of time before a dog or kid falls in.

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  11. Al

    Wow…. The top is definitely worth viewing!

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  12. I love the whole series on the wells of Venice. Great pic.

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  13. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a well-topper but it makes sense. Wouldn’t want small critters to fall in and poison the water or an angry lover to shove her wayward signor down the hatch.

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  14. I think you did very well, Yvonne. It’s beautiful.

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  15. I am always amazed by how such simple things look so beautiful in Italy. Thanks for taking the time and effort to photograph this!

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  16. You need to carry a step ladder!

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  17. And I keep expecting Gene Kelly to be dancing through your background. I’ve been meaning to tell you that.

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  18. It’s a lovely way to top off my day too.
    Buona notte.

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  19. Buona notte, sogni d’oro.

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  20. Sometime I’d like to know more about the Istituto, but I shouldn’t even be up and awake just now, so I’ll just say that photo is a lovely way to “top off” my day…buona notte…

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