Foscari Arch - Doge Francesco Foscari -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - This is a three-quarter view of the Foscari Arch. Doge Francesco Foscari reigned for 34 years, until 1457. After his unscrupulous son was banished from Venice twice, Doge Foscari was stripped of his power. The doge, brokenhearted, lost all interest in the affairs of state. Yet succeeding doges kept up the building program that both glorified Foscari and the office of the doge itself. Foscari's misfortunes became the...t
Interior Nave and Altar -- San Salvador, Venice, Italy - Restrained and severe the interior is high Renaissance. San Salvador has a nave, aisles and transepts. There are three cupolas. Vicenzo Scamozzi cut holes in them to add light in
Well-head by Alfonso Alberghetti -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - his is another view of the Alberghetti well-head. Its maker, Alfonso Alberghetti, worked as a bronze caster at the Arsenale, making cannons and other cast metal articles for war. Though such artisans could be very good designers, we assume the complex design for this well-head was done by someone else
Guarded Walls -- Arsenale, Venice, Italy - This is a view of the western edge of the Arsenale. This neighborhood is still working class and several hundred years ago would have provided the Arsenale with its workers. Today the Arsenale is used by Italy's Navy and other maritime organizations, but that may change and there is much debate as to what to do with this historic property.
Doge Francesco Erizzo Monument -- San Martino, Venice, Italy - ncesco Erizzo was 65 and Proveditor General of the Army when he was elected Doge. Fifteen years later at age 80 and still Doge he was almost elected as the supreme commander of Allied forces against the Turks. Venice perceived itself to be in a desperate situation. The old Doge Erizzo declared himself up to the task. Unfortunately he died three week later.