Venice: The Arches

Basilica San Marco Venice

Doge's Palace Venice

gothic windows, Venice, Italy

gothic windows, Venice, Italy

Basilica San Marco, Venice

I have a great love for Gothic arches and architectural details. Do you, too? Venice is a visual feast in this regard. Although not all are purely Gothic, and can include many other styles and influences, somehow, in the incredible medley of Venetian architecture, there is great harmony and astonishing beauty. I take little credit for these images – accolades instead are due the Venetians, who for centuries envisioned and created this splendor. I feel privileged to record and share it.

Thank you for visiting and joining in for Venetian Week here. I’ll be back tomorrow with more!

much love,



  • Venice is certainly one of the places where I have wandered around open-mouthed, gawping at all the architectural beauty. You’ve captured it perfectly in these images and I really like the soft colouring of your images. xo

    November 15, 2012
  • What lovely photos. The light is beautiful!

    November 15, 2012
  • Another dreamy feast for the eyes. Photo No. 2 – I think that you must have been on your knees!!!

    November 15, 2012
  • I love the magic of those places…. would love to see them in person but this is the next best thing :)

    November 15, 2012
  • Ritva from Finland

    Amazing, breathtaking photos – I love those details, too. And there’s magic in these pictures!

    November 15, 2012
  • The beauty is definitely in the details, and through your sensitive eyes so keen to find the loveliness in every place you visit.

    November 15, 2012
  • Valerie

    It seems that in Europe craftsmanship was key in these glorious old buildings. Nowadays, at least here it is glass glass and more glass. Beautiful photos. Valerie

    November 15, 2012
  • Lavender Cottage

    Wow, and not just arches, but detailing. Imagine how long it took to create what is seen in your last photo. Do you know what the religious significance is for arches at all? The stained and regular windows of churches appear to always have arches.
    Thanks for sharing your stunning photos G.

    November 15, 2012
  • Siret Pacani

    Dear Giorgianna,
    your venetian photos are really beautiful – the colours are so soft and full of brightness!
    I love the Serenissima, too, and I am looking forward to your next venetian days!
    Best wishes, Siret

    November 15, 2012
  • Venice is a remarkable place, but through your photos it seems even more dreamy … Sweet memories rekindled…It’s time for me to go back there and immers myself in all that beauty. Thank you Giorgianna!

    November 15, 2012
  • Such beauty and detail here in the arches and buildings…lovely!

    November 15, 2012
  • I’ve been there! Amazing photos. Yes, I love gothic architecture. Our Anglican church in Dallas was a gothic design and so is the Catholic church we attend now.

    November 15, 2012
  • Your photos this week have been a nice reminder of the beauty of Venice in what has been a bad week here in Italy.

    November 15, 2012
  • wow. It is just so beautiful. I am thoroughly enjoying Venetian week!

    November 15, 2012
  • No fair… now I need to go to Venice again! (for the 3rd time)
    Just glorious!

    November 15, 2012
  • You capture the detail, yet with such a softness. I so admire your work.


    November 15, 2012
  • This is truly such a beautiful series, Georgianna.
    I absolutely love the wonderful tones in each of these.

    November 16, 2012
  • This city is magnificent ! So much beauty in one place. These arches are splendid, there is so much work in these buildings.
    How did you manage to take the 2 first photos without tourists ? It’s a miracle !
    Again, wonderful photos Georgianna !

    November 16, 2012
  • Gorgeous photos G – especially love the first two! xo

    November 18, 2012

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