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Friday, 15 October 2010

Friday's Funerary Art ~ Mosaic

On the Cemetery Island of San Michele in Venice, each one of the doorways of the building below is an entrance to an individual private mourning chapel, where prayers and services for the deceased may be said by those families who are able to afford them. Some were very plain and others were clearly neglected and in a very poor state, but the interior of the one below was decorated in beautiful mosaics with gleaming golden tiles - sadly my photos do not do them justice - and although the altar was rather dusty, it had recently been used as the flowers were still fresh.












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