Whence the Origin, Thence the Salvation

The inscription unde origo inde salus in the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
I returned to Santa Maria della Salute this morning to photograph this inscription: UNDE ORIGO INDE SALUS (whence the origin, thence the salvation), which can be found in the centre of the beautiful and vast marble pavement. 

Yesterday people were lining up to stand on this particular spot and say a prayer and I quickly gave up any chance of being able to photograph it. However, today, I was successful. 

The inscription bears the date MDCXXXI, the year the plague ended. 


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