|Almost as important as the vendors of candles at this festa are those of balloons; no Venetian child goes home without one.|
|The crowds and traffic on Rio Terrà ai Saloni extended to Fondamenta Zattere|
|The view down Rio Terrà dei Catecumeni|
|If the Venetian Republic could be said to have had a "state religion", this was its primary sacrament: a profitable transaction.|
|In the background is Titian's painting of the Pentecost, with each disciple being lit like a candle by the Holy Spirit|
The day after tomorrow (Friday) I'll post more photos of the all-important candles inside the church--and those seemingly indefatigable youths who tend to them.