Waterscapes - Melanie Crutchfield
Red and White Briccole

Red and White Briccole

The barber poles, known as "briccole", are common sights up and down the Grand Canal of Venice. They were originally used to mark the docking spots for gondolas of different families. The varying colors served the same purpose as street addresses do today.

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