Venice curiosities - part two

Well, it’s high time to take care of Venice curiosities for the second time;-)

What was omnipresent in Venice was renovation. The cranes standing here and there but most of all the canvas! No, no, there was not any art exhibition on this occasion, although… Well, to get this straight, I mean the canvas they put on the buildings that are being renovated. Nothing strange in that? I’m afraid you are wrong. What serves as the covering has the part of the renovated building painted (or rather photographed) on itself. It looks beautiful. Well, don’t take my word for it, just check it yourself.

Here you have St. Mark’s clock tower.

St. Mark's clock tower in Venice

And here the Venice casino.

Venice casino

As far as renovation is concerned, we happened to find this:

Venice paint bucket

As you can see, even an ordinary paint bucket in such a place as Venice has to bear some dignity or a trace of artistic soul;-)

When in Venice, don’t forget to look up. On the roofs there are lots of terraces full of plants. All in all nothing really surprising in a city consisting mostly of bricks and stones, yet the impression is out of the ordinary.

Venice roof terrace


Venice roof terrace


Venice roof terrace

I’ve heard that Venetians suntan there or, if there’s enough room, also have something to eat. I’ve heard so but haven’t seen it. Well, one has to believe it.

There are hundreds of bridges in Venice but not everybody knows there are some you cannot go across. Why? The explanation is simple. There are some that are private property. Have a look:

Venice private bridge

And did you know that the name “ghetto”” comes from Venice? In 1516 an isolated area was created for Jews living in Venice. There used to be a foundry where metals were cast (gheto means foundry and that’s where the word is derived from). What is worth noticing in the ghetto is the tallest building in Venice - it is seven-storey high.

Venice ghetto