|There's a pretty nice view from the doorway of|
the church of Santa Maria della Salute, built in
Venice in the mid-17th century as an offering for the
city's deliverance from an outbreak of the plague.
Constructed atop a platform of 100,000 wooden piles
driven vertically into the sea bed, it took about
50 years to build, and was completed in 1681.
[To see more doorways, visit the "Portes de Lundi"
at Louis la Vache's meme.]