For me, this reflection sums up Venice. It’s beautiful but faded, and here even an everyday reflection becomes a work of art.
Yes, it really is a reflection. And it’s reflected on the wall of the Civic Hospital.
This is the grandest looking hospital I have ever seen, housed, as it is, in the former Scuola Grande di San Marco. It was initially erected in 1260 but was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century after a fire. The bas reliefs on the building facade are protected by glass and the reflection above is actually in the protective glass.
The hospital stands on one of the largest squares in Venice, and the equine statue below is the very same one that appears in the artistic reflection.