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Architecture, Padova: 12 reviews and 34 photos

  Venetian Lion Symbol
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  • Venetian Lion Symbol - Padova
      Venetian Lion Symbol
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  • Water trough - Padova
      Water trough
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When you are walking through northern Italy, or even parts of Greece you will see many Venetian symbols, one of them being the lion. Over doorways, and in full size statues the lion reminds the traveller of old that they are in Venetian territory.
Other things from the past... this water trough for horses, now used as a bird bath by pigeons. When you visit the art museums in Venice look to see if there are pigeons in the paintings of the piazzas, etc. You will see that they are not so evident, I believe that this is because pigeons were eaten more at that time.
Now they are to abundant and a nuisance, so much so that buildings, windows and walls have metal stickers to keep them away.

Directions: Center of Padova, near Caffe Pedrocchi

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  • Written Oct 7, 2011
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