https://flic.kr/p/ppnKHC | Divine Insurance | Venice. The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute was proposed by the Venetian Senate in 1630 as a response to the European plague that killed a third of the city. The Senate promised to build the church in honor of Mary if she would free the city of the plague. The plague ended and the Venetian Senate honored their agreement. The church was complete in 1687.
https://flic.kr/p/q9Qtnh | Prepared for the Day | There is only one road in Motovun. This is it. The road has some age to it but was probably rebuilt by the Venetians when they took control of the village around 1278. The village sits on the top of a hill in central Istria, Croatia and has a population of 531 - give or take a few.