Saturday 5 January 2019
SAINTS & IMPOSTERS
Most people who photograph the statute of Venice's dragon-slaying St Theodore atop his column on the Molo, are unaware that he but a copy of the original which is housed in a somewhat lonely corner of the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale: it is just a further indignity visited upon a luckless fellow who was good enough to serve as Venice's first patron saint until the ambitious Venetians snaffled the remains of St Mark and went for upgraded protection!
As for his quarry, it would be hard to find a feebler dragon than this sorry (and sorry for itself) specimen...
Photos: Brian Sibley © 2019