Friday, 4 October 2013

A city full of churches and architectural treasures, Venice

Churches in Venice come in all shapes and forms. You see domes, mosaic walls, marble facades, clock towers, restored walls without windows, watch towers, statues and arches. They all have one thing in common; you are not allowed to take any pictures from the interior. The first city in the world we are faced with such rules.

Italy is a very religious country but here in Venice there are more tourists than inhabitants. So churches do not have enough believers to attend the celebrations. For this reason many of them have now a new destination like concert hall or museum.

Kerken in Venetië komen voor in allerlei structuren en vormen. Je ziet er koepels, mozaïeken muren, marmeren gevels, gerestoreerd gevels zonder ramen, wachttorens, standbeelden en sierbogen. Alle kerken hebben één ding gemeen, je mag er binnen geen foto’s maken. Dit is de eerste stad in wereld waar we met zo’n strikte regels worden geconfronteerd. 

Italië is een zeer religieus land maar hier in Venetië zijn er altijd meer toeristen dan inwoners. Er is een overvloed aan kerken voor de aanwezige gelovigen. Door deze reden krijgen kerken een andere bestemming zoals concertgebouw of museum. 
 
Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Churches Venice

Previous Venice restaurant article: Classical music on the famous San Marco Square in Venice

Previous Church article: The legend of chapel “Wittentak” on the “Scherpenberg”, Ronse

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11 comments:

  1. Mooie opnames met fraaie details.

    Ciao, Joop

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  2. Your Venice -pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.
    Have a very nice weekend.

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  3. What a shame that these huge beautiful churches are not put to the use they were meant for, only now to be used as tourist attractions or museums.

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  4. oh lovely Venice! de eerste foto vind ik super!
    groetjes en fijn weekend, Hilde

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  5. venetie is altijd mooi, in weer en wind
    jouw foto's van venetie eveneens!

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  6. Lovely photos. I am amazed no photos within the Churches. Can understand if it's a museum.

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  7. Strange that no interior photos are allowed. Love the first picture it is very atmospheric, but so many people!

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  8. Excellent photos, a most beautiful church. The last photo reminds me of a place in Bath, England!

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  9. Venetië daar kan je alleen maar bij wegdromen

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  10. heel prachtige details in deze serie.

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