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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 353                                Venice

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 then back to the right, where we soon enter the wide mouth of the Grand Canal, the Piazzetta +c upon our right, and at our left near the entrance to the Custom house (Dogana di Mare) erected 1682, surmounted by a large ball and gilded Fortuna above.   A little further on our left we reach the church of St. Maria della Salute where we disembark to admire more closely the fine architecture.   Outside, the church is elaborately ornamented with statuary and high columns, the front and main part of the church being circular surmounted by a high hansome Dome.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Within, this circular form, with its circular row of large columns, high arches and recesses afford some of the finest specimens of church architecture that I ever saw in the interior of a church.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The arches, the transept, behind the high alter [sic], and in the wings, are many fine oilpaint frescoes   including several by Titian, Marriage of Cana by Tintoretto, +c.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The columns supporting the vaulting of the choir are from the Roma temple at Pala (in Istria, founded by the Thracians)

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Excellent wood carvings in blackwalnut [sic] are a common sight in the stalls of the choirs of European churches, but these are particularly elaborate and extensive, carved stalls, columns, alters [sic] and pulpits supported by allegorical figures-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-St Marie della Salute–  –From the Piazzetta-]

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