The Grand Canal of Venice - Part Two

For part two, I will try to show off some of the more interesting, or more representative buildings along the grand Canal.

Sunday, April 1, 2001; 11:30 AM

This is the front of the Museo di Storia Naturale. Look at the water line, and the green above it, indicating occasional higher water. Now look at a picture of the same building, from the Venice collection of photographer Philip Greenspun. The water is just shy of going in the door, at the base of the columns. During fall & winter high tides, Venice floods on a regular basis, as Greenspun's pictures reveal.

Monday, April 2, 2001; 6:00 PM

There are a few colorful & ornate buildins along the Grand Canal, and this is one of them. I don't know its name or what it's called, but it has obviouslt been restored fairly recently, or is well cared for.

Wednesday, April 4, 2001; 8:30 AM

The same building, showing details of the artwork on the left side of the building.

Monday, April 2, 2001; 6:00 PM

Did you know that the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art had a collection in Venice? I didn't. Philip Greenspun's picture shows the whole building, and he identifies it as "the 18th-century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni".

For more pictures along the Grand Canal, go on to Part Three.

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