Buon Natale (Venezia 147)

For a posting on Christmas Day, it seemed appropriate to use one of the city’s greatest churches; Santa Maria della Salute.  The Church that was built in thanks for salvation from the plague.

Even a hater of Baroque like Ruskin was obliged to comment in her favour, describing the facade as “rich and beautiful”.  Just as well since the church and it’s position on the opposite side of the Grand Canal to St Mark’s make it such a prominent feature of the cityscape.

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