Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

Supposedly it was an appearance of a rather large breasted Madonna that convinced the Venetians to build this church and to give it a name like Formosa, which means buxom.The Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa was built in 1492 which is right about the time that an Italian was landing on (more accurately, near) the last giant island to be found by Europeans. He was from Genoa though.

The hotel that we stayed at in Venice was on a rather large square, or campo. After the chaos, heat and running around Rome - not that I didn't love Rome - it was fantastic to just sit in front of our hotel, relax, people watch and have a beer. No cars, no mopeds. Just funny tourists, determined locals, a nice little market and great architecture.

In the end, I didn't really see a lot of Venice and I was ok with that. We had done a marathon around Rome and our next stop was Paris so Venice was a place to relax. What that means is that we'll have to go back and check it out a little more.

Rome was having a heat wave when we were there - every day was in the upper 30s (celsius) and Venice was a lovely 25 or so. It even had clouds and, as you can see here, sometimes the sun would break through in just the right spot for me to take a picture. Three actually as this is an HDR shot. I think I literally took this sitting down at a table in front of the Hotel.

Sprinkled all over travel sites is the legend that Othello met Desdemona in our hotel. I'll take that will a severe grain of salt. In any event, Othello is fictional but adapted from an earlier story which may have been based on a real incident around 1508. That's a lot of "if's" and "maybe"s.

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Camera: NIKON D80
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Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 450


Taken: 2009-05-29 06:21:24
Posted: 2010-10-23 | 12:53





Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

Supposedly it was an appearance of a rather large breasted Madonna that convinced the Venetians to build this church and to give it a name like Formosa, which means buxom.The Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa was built in 1492 which is right about the time that an Italian was landing on (more accurately, near) the last giant island to be found by Europeans. He was from Genoa though.

The hotel that we stayed at in Venice was on a rather large square, or campo. After the chaos, heat and running around Rome - not that I didn't love Rome - it was fantastic to just sit in front of our hotel, relax, people watch and have a beer. No cars, no mopeds. Just funny tourists, determined locals, a nice little market and great architecture.

In the end, I didn't really see a lot of Venice and I was ok with that. We had done a marathon around Rome and our next stop was Paris so Venice was a place to relax. What that means is that we'll have to go back and check it out a little more.

Rome was having a heat wave when we were there - every day was in the upper 30s (celsius) and Venice was a lovely 25 or so. It even had clouds and, as you can see here, sometimes the sun would break through in just the right spot for me to take a picture. Three actually as this is an HDR shot. I think I literally took this sitting down at a table in front of the Hotel.

Sprinkled all over travel sites is the legend that Othello met Desdemona in our hotel. I'll take that will a severe grain of salt. In any event, Othello is fictional but adapted from an earlier story which may have been based on a real incident around 1508. That's a lot of "if's" and "maybe"s.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 450


Taken: 2009-05-29 06:21:24
Posted: 2010-10-23 | 12:53


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