Thursday, 29 July 2010

Another old venetian building with sculptured heads above its vaults

  On Nikiforou Theotoki street, not far from the other building bearing sculptured heads of ancient nature, there is a complex of building, pretty similar to that of the Liston with arches (vaults). On one of those, there are five sculptured heads, one for each vault, hanging right above the base of those beautiful street lights. Nobody can tell for sure what those represent, are they gods, deities or other mythical figures? But definately were used as ornaments. Venetians and most of the western europeans in the Rennaisance and during the Enlightment adored the ancient greek civilization so they adopted many elements of the classic greek architecture.

  Nikiforou Theotoki street with its vaulted buildings. Spot the figures above the vaults.


  Today the street is bustling with tourists and locals who stroll through the tourist shops below the arches. But how many of them take notice of those ancient figures looking at them passing from above?


1 comment:

Juicy DeLuna said...

wonderful and fascinating!! Thank you.