The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.
This week’s door post is from an excursion to the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice. The Salute, as it’s called by the locals, is an impressive domed Baroque church. It’s located on a narrow strip of land between the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Basin.
To get there, we chose to walk the narrow winding alleyways and streets. Here are a few doors we found along the way.
The dome of the Salute can be seen from all over the city.
Salute was founded in 1631. It was built to commemorate the end of a terrible outbreak of the plague that began in 1630. The building took fifty-six years to build and was completed in 1687.
The exterior of the basilica is adorned with 125 statues.
The inside of the Salute was grand yet peaceful. We sat awhile and listened to a children’s choir.
We stayed until the sun went down.
I hope you enjoyed! More photos from Venice on their way next week. Thank you for stopping by.
If you are interested, here are the accompanying posts of our family trip to Venice in January. Thursday Doors: On to Venice, Thursday Doors: First Day in Venice, Thursday Doors: Along the Canals in Venice, Thursday Doors: The Alleyways of Venice.
To see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s. Stay safe, stay well!