two visits to San Giorgio Maggiore

I am really glad I decided to visit this beautiful island again on this trip because of the surprise I found when going inside the church. I even I returned again on Wednesday!

Here are some photos I took Tuesday while on the island.

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When I walked inside the church, this is what I found…

It is called Ascension and was created by Anish Kapoor. Not something you find every day in a church! Not thinking, I took the video sideways. I don’t know how many times I have done this now, but it has been a lot! I went back the following day to take another video the correct way but the Acension was not working properly while I was there. Fortunately, I found out when I got home that iMovie allows you to rotate the video.

There was a girl sitting at a table near the door with information about this exhibit. She also told me that there were two more exhibits on the island. The first was called Real Venice (link I had no longer works) and the second was called Penelope’s Labour – Weaving Words and Images.

So out of the church I went to find these two exhibits. They were both located to the left of the church down by where many of the boats are docked.

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The Real Venice exhibit was one of my favorite exhibits I visited while in Venice this year. There were some amazing photographs. I spend quite a bit of time enjoying them.

I probably spent a bit too much time in this exhibit because when I continued on, following the little arrows, I arrived at the Penelope’s Labour exhibit too late. It just closed for the day. I would just have to return again.

The views from the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore are pretty cool. Here are a few photos I took Tuesday afternoon.


I returned again to this island on Wednesday check out the Penelope’s Labour exhibit. It was a very interesting exhibit and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Here are some photos I took on Wednesday, a beautiful sunny day when I returned to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore . This also shows the dramatic difference between a rainy/cloudy and and a beautiful sunny day in Venice.


I thought about going up to the top of the campanile (bell tower) while I was there but I was not sure if Sandra wanted to do this. She was arriving later in the day and would be in Venice with me for 4 days.

Below are a few photos I took Wednesday while on the island.

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