We had breakfast across the "street" from the Domus Civita, a couple brioche al cioccolato/chocolate croissants and Kent ordered an espresso, not realizing how tiny it would be!
Today we took vaporetto/water bus #1 to be able to disembark at Santa Maria della Salute/Our Lady of Good Health:
Kent at the bronze doors:
Dogana da Mar Museum displays the collection of Francois Pinault. He had the exterior restored, and the interior redesigned by Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect, in 2008-2009.
Kent is in the art installation Does the Angle Between Two Walls Have a Happy Ending (2013) by Loris Greaud:
Abbazia di San Gregorio/St Gregory Abbey with ogival windows:
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum includes the Nasher Sculpture Garden:
Peggy's home itself has the art on the walls mostly as they had been displayed when the place was furnished. Am amazing collection of Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical painting, European abstraction, avant-garde sculpture, Surrealism, and American Abstract Expressionism with Alexander Calder mobiles, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore sculptures, and paintings by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and many more, including Peggy's former husband, Max Ernst.
Out on the canal terrace, you are greeted by the Angel of the City (1948) by Marino Marini:
We also shared a pasta carbonara:
Gallerie dell'Accademia/Academy Galleries in the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carita/Large Confraternity of Holy Our Mother of Charity (1344):
The most prolific artist in Venice, according to what we have seen, has to be Tintoretto. There is also Tiziano Vecelli, whose name has caused titters. I had been pronouncing his English name as Tit-ian, only to learn that I should have been saying Ti-shun. Paolo Veronese is another artist with works in many locations.
The Biennale exhibit was Leonardo da Vinci: Universal Man which displayed many of his sketches/studies of the human body.
We crossed the Ponte dell'Accademia/Academy Bridge with views downstream:
He was accompanied by his wife Clio. He had attended a screening of a film for the International Film Festival the day before and today had visited the International Art Exhibition at the Arsenale.
Next we brazenly walked through the lobby of Hotel Flora:
Former Chiesa di San Vidal/Church of St Vitale (rebuilt 1696, now a concert hall):
Teatro La Fenice/The Phoenix Theater (2001-2003, based on the design of the 19th century theater):
A couple Veneziane:
The courtyard may look like a working area:
International Gallery of Modern Art.
It's courtyard had a big well:
On another floor of Ca' Pesaro was the Oriental Art Museum. the stairs were lined with Japanese spears. At first I thought it should be called an Armory Museum, but we finally reached the art. There were ceramics, prints, bronzes, and musical instruments from Japan, China, Siam/Thailand, and Java/Indonesia.
While at Ca' Pesaro, we observed a line of police boats going by on the Grand Canal, then the "Secret Service" boats:
They were followed by more police boats and several ambulance boats:
We stopped in the Scuola dei Tiraoro & Battioro/Goldsmith Guild (18C, attributed to Giacomo Gaspari):
The Biennale exhibit was Denatured: Honeybees + Murano by Judi Harvest.There were shelves lined with honeycomb-like bottles and sculptures made with chicken wire like this beehive:
Later, confetti was swirling in front of the church:
As we ate dinner, we watched water taxis pull up to some steps off the canal, and nicely dressed couples disembarked to head toward the recommended restaurant. Many had to transfer across another boat docked there, and a couple of the water taxis had to continue up the canal to turn around. Others just backed out the way they came.
Today we visited two more of the top ten in Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gallerie dell'Accademia.
Tomorrow, the Venetian Lagoon Islands.