Click on images to enlarge them. The first three photographs are by Landow (July 1966 and October 2000). Remaining photographs by Freidus 2020.
The Palazzo Ducale. A corner of the Libreria Vecchia (Biblioteca Marciana) and the Campanile appear at the left. John Ruskin, who in The Seven Lamps of Architecture praised the Palazzo Ducale as “the model of perfection” (8.111), in The Seven Lamps of Architecture pulled out all the stops and claimed it to be “The Parthenon of Venice” (10.340), “the consummation of Gothic” (10.327), and “the central building of the world” (9.38), in part because it combines the spirits of Byzantine and Gothic architecture.
More of Ruskin's Venice
- Ruskin’s Drawings and Watercolors of the Palazzo Ducale
- St. Marks, and the Piazza San Marco, Venice
- The Scuola de San Rocco
- On the Grand Canal
- Venetian Palazzi
- Leaving the Grand Canal
- On the way to Venice from the mainland
- Venice: Details and Corners
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