18 October 2009

Pescheria - Fish Market in Venice

Dating only from 1907 the market hall near the Rialto Bridge was built by Domenico Rupolo and Cesare Laurenti in Gothic style on the site of the traditional fish market, its skillful architecture (especially the ingenious capitals on the columns) and the activity among the various stalls make it an attractive feature of Venice. The building was constructed according to a centuries old method on over 18,000 larch wood piles. This man sells fresh sepia to a customer early in the morning.
Pescheria - Fish Market in Venice on Flickriver

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