Susie Mammel & Granddaughter
St Mark is the patron saint of Venice. In the 9th century a sailor had a vision he was to be the patron saint of Venice. St Mark, according to tradition, died in Alexandria Egypt. The sailors followed the dream, advanced to Alexandria, and stole the body of Mark, packing it in pork so the Muslims wouldn’t suspect. It arrived in Venice to be re-interred in the 1st of the St Marks Basilica
|Bridge of Sighs on right|
We discovered this artist in Padua at the great medieval city hall. The original frescos were by Giotto but the building and frescos burned to be replaced/rebuilt in renaissance style. The artist, Pesce, is an architect. We loved his chair collection and especially loved it in the Pallazzo Ragione grand hall! Enjoy and watch for the architect-artist!