Getting back to my Italy trip report from last summer…
Friday, June 10th:
My plans for Friday were to wander and take photos until later in the day when Sandra and I would meet up to head to Padova for our Scrovegni Chapel reservation. I will break this day up into a few posts.
The last time I was in Venice, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute was covered in ugly scaffolding so it was on my list of places to visit on this trip. I love this church. It has so many dimensions to it. I am definitely more of a fan of sculpture and architect than paintings and this church has so many dimensions to it. I could stare at it all day and discover something new.
I didn’t expect the church to be nearly empty when I went inside. It was nice and peaceful and so beautiful.
View from the steps of the church…
I had one more stop to make before heading back onto the vaporetto. I had to go and check out the Boy with Frog.
I was surprised to find that this Boy with Frog comes with an armed guard. I guess this boy and/or frog is much more valuable than one would think.
At first I was a little nervous about getting too close to the boy until I saw other tourists walking right up to the boy. That put me a little more at ease.
I was unaware that a glass case covers the boy at night until I read an interesting post on the subject on venezia blog. Of course then I had to do a bit more googling and found this amazing photo of the Boy with Frog in the glass case.
Next up – Friday in Venezia (part 2)