"Blue Door and Passage"

Photographer  ‑  Frank Carroll
The Blue Door in Calle de Mezzo appears to be at a dead end, but closer inspection reveals a turn to the left before the Calle continues. Situated near the Grimani Palace, the teal blue door is a beautiful and favourite example of Gothic Venetian architecture with its keyhole arch evolved from Moorish influences. The street was a commercial centre for Armenian traders, who had been refugees welcomed by the Doge. This door is no longer in use, access being taken from a doorway off the nearby canal.