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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WW - Old Customs House of Venice

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Formerly an old customs house, the 17th century Punta della Dogana was redesigned by Japanese architect Tadao Ando to display works owned by French art collector Francois Pinault.


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It became accessible to the public in 2009 when the building was reopened as a contemporary art museum.


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Sitting atop the building are two Atlases holding up a bronze globe and weather vane representing goddess Fortuna.

Wordless Wednesday

26 comments:

  1. Venice looks like a very interesting city.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  2. hubby & I were just discussing Venice. wondering how all those building don't rot or get moldy from all the surrounding water. beautiful photos.

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  3. Beautiful, I imagine it is as interesting inside as out.

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  4. I've been there..and hope to be back there this fall. lovely..

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  5. Great shots, and I loved the bits of info.

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  6. Wonderful photos, what a lovely place to visit and see these gorgeous statues. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  7. That's a fantastic building, beautiful architecture. Nice that it was restored as a museum for all to enjoy.

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  8. Thanks for always letting us parts of the world which we might not be able to personally see in this lifetime.

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  9. Venice is an amazing place, as your pictures show once again. Nice shots.

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  10. anyone lucky enough to have wealth like that should honor Dame Fortuna!


    Aloha from Honolulu,
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  11. A wonderful place, good photo, Venice is one of my favorite cities.

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  12. Just beautiful! I haven't been to Venice, but it's on the list.

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  13. Beautiful house! Beautiful photo!
    Greetings form Romania!

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  14. I always admired that globe atop of the building.

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  15. I've always wanted to visit Venice. Lovely pictures

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  16. Beautiful images of the custom house in Venice.

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  17. Beautiful! I'd love to visit there.

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  18. I like the decoration at the top of the building. Interesting museum where you can sail in for a visit.

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  19. Love the Atlases and the globe. Such an interesting place to visit.

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  20. Venice is such a unique place. I hope to visit that place soon.

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  21. I must visit Venice one day. I finally feel like I will see these places after we started travelling this year. That adornment is beautiful. I love all the little details like that on 17th and 18th century buildings.

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