This unexpected mosaic tucked into a corridor in the San Marco sestiere of Venice, Italy will take your breath away. Even the wrought iron barrier is beautiful and provides a contrasting frame for this photo taken by my daughter in June 2019.
The design reminds me of a beautiful painting by the Venetian Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini that you’ll find hanging inside the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The basilica is located adjacent to the Venetian hospital Ospedale Civile.
The image on both the painting and the mosaic depicts the Christ child being carried by the patron saint of travelers Saint Christopher, a 3rd-century church martyr.
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Don’t you love it when you stumble on some little treasure like this that not everyone notices. What a great photo.
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Yes! In fact, I’m trying to take more notice of the things one can easily walk by. Thanks for commenting!