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30 Apr

Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta dei Leoncini, Venice, Italy

Patriarch s Palace Venice Italy

St Mark s Basilica Venice Italy 2

St Mark s Basilica Venice Italy 3

St Mark s Basilica Venice Italy Detail

Piazza San Marco Piazzetta dei Leoncini Venice Italy Sign

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Piazza San Marco

Piazzetta dei Leoncini

This takes its name from the two small lions (Leoncini) in red marble (1722).

At the far end stands the neo-classical structure of the Patriarch’s Palace, built in 1836-1850 to designs by Lorenzo Santi. To the left is the church of San Basso (1676) and to the right the north wall of St. Mark’s Basilica, adorned with splendid carved marble decoration (Porta dei Fiori).

29 Apr

Engineers’ Offices, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Engineers Offices 1 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Engineers Offices 2 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Engineers Offices 3 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Engineers Offices Sign 1 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Engineers Offices Sign 2 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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Engineers’ Offices

With Pitch and Tar Store below

Built 1788-Restored 1954

Converted 1961

This building was planned in Aug. 1785 as a Store for Pitch Tar & Turpentine. The second and garret floors were for storing “various other articles”. In the 19th century the building was known as the Engineers’ House. There were draftsmen’s offices up stairs. In the 20th century the building has been used as a police station & as a doctor’s office and residence. In 1960 it was converted into a hotel by the Engineers Hours co. Ltd.

28 Apr

Officers’ Quarters, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Officers Quarters Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Officers Quarters Sign 1 Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Officers Quarters Sign Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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Officers’ Quarters

1821

Planned in 1807, construction of this building was completed in 1821. Officers occupied rooms on the upper floor while their ships were being careened. On the lower floor were 12 water cisterns, 16 ft by 20 ft (4.8 m by 6 m), capable of holding 240,000 gallons (1,200,000 l) of water.

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