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Sea Customs Post

By Giuseppe Benoni


Close view of the tower; The Punta della Dogana, or Customs Point, is a promontory at the entrance to St Mark's Basin, where the Grand Canal (to the right) meets the Giudecca Canal (to the left). The impressive buildings of the Dogana da Mare (Sea Customs Post) were built [altered] ca.1677-1680 by architect Giuseppe Benoni. The building's tower is crowned by two statues of Atlas holding up a bronze globe; a statue of Fortune stands on top of the globe and acts as a weathervane. Source: Encarta; (accessed 7/17/2008

Topics: architectural exteriors, business, commerce and trade, seascapes, Transportation, trade, commerce, customs inspection, Baroque
Year: 2013
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