La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Architect: Baldesare Longhena [1598-1682]. 1631-87. Completed by Antonio Gaspari after Longhena's death. The 125 statues that adorn the exterior of Salute form a sharp contrast to the austere interior. Click on images for additional information and larger pictures.

Left: Lighthouse near the Punta della Dogana and sailboats seen in silhouette. Right: The Punta della Dogana (Customs House) with Santa Maria della Salute in the background . Architect: Giusepe Benoni. Built: 1667-82. Bernardo Facone executed the statue of Fortune, which stands atop the golden ball.

The Libraria Nazionale Marciana, Campanile, and the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, seen from the lagoon.

More of Ruskin's Venice

Photographs by George P. Landow, October 2000. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Last modified October 2000