he Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute

La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Baldesare Longhena[1598-1682]

1631-87

Completed by Antonio Gaspari after Longhena's death.

The 125 statues that adorn the exterior of Salute form a sharp contrast to the austere interior.

Photograph George P. Landow, October 2000

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