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Venice... Before the rain near Santa Maria della Salute. | by egold.
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Venice... Before the rain near Santa Maria della Salute.

"Where the Grand Canal opens up into the lagoon stands one of Venice's most distinktive landmarks, the church dedicated to Santa Maria della Salute (Our Lady of Health). The architect, Baldassare Longhena - who also did St. Mark's Square's "new wing" and the Ca' Rezzonico - remade Venice in the Baroque style. Crown- shaped La Salute was his crowning achievement, and the last grand Venetian structure built before Venice's decline began." (Rick Steves)

 

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Taken on May 16, 2012