The angel and the elephant
|Angel and Elephant, a courtyard of the Procuratie Vecchie|
This morning, as I walking across
St Mark's Square,
I noticed an opening in the Procuratie Nove, a little to the west of Caffe
Florian. It led to a courtyard and I couldn't resist having a peep. There I discovered a large, weather-worn
statue of an angel and an elephant.
What an angel is doing with an elephant, why the latter seems to have the feet of a lion and what they are both doing hiding behind the Procuratie Nuove I will now have to find out.