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Il Leone Triste
A number of years ago, I took my daughter on a grand tour of Italy after she graduated from high school.
The best way to see Venezia is wandering around aimlessly. In this way we found ourselves in a small campo right on the Canale Grande called Campiello del Remer. At its center was a sealed ancient pozzo, fresh water well. Ascending on two walls is a grand external stairway to the entrance of Palazzo Lion Morosini – now a hotel. Beside the stairway and grand view up and down the Canale Grande, what caught my eye was a weathered sculpture on the base newel post of a rather sad looking lion guarding the stairs.
Is he sad or just dozing on duty…
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