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Cathedral "Santa Maria della Salute" anno 1631

Cathedral "Santa Maria della Salute" anno 1631
Italy, Venice, Sept. 1991

Santa Maria della Salute is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica. It stands on a narrow finger of land between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so-called plague-churches.
In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health. The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_della_Salute

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23 comments - The latest ones
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
It is grandiose, remarkable framing
Good weekend.
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you for all your explanations and for this wonderful photo of Venice ! The cathedral is a wonderful building and the color of the sky and the water add the final touch of beauty!!!
2 years ago.
Skipper
Skipper
Classical sight of Venice. Very beautiful light and the two gondolas in foreground enrich the composition.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful photo and superb information.
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
2 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Brilliant shot
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Sehr schön!
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Venice is incredible.
2 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
An amazing city ...beautiful scene
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional shot!

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2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Beautiful place
2 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
A superb presentation, in every respect, Peter.
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Terrific architectural study!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Perfect !
2 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
superbe
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for the nice comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Klassieke Venetië plaat.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken, looking very impressive - and a good scan from the original slide/print.
2 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
pureté
beauté
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for the kind comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!
2 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good image, remember this church very well, we had a very good look
around the inside of the church, during our visit to Venice as it was only
about 500 meters away from the hotel we stayed in Peter.
2 years ago.
Bee Nee
Bee Nee
This would be a gorgeous postcard... Great capture!
2 years ago.