Early morning
at San Marco

March 2012 trip to Madrid, Venice, Verona, Milan and Paris.

Venice: Water taxi, Sestiere di Castello, San Marco in the morning,
Murano, Ristorante A Beccafico, Secret Itinerary Tour, Campanile,
Cathedral Basilica, Osteria Ae Sconte, Rialto Markets, Jewish Ghetto,
San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria della Salute, Gondola Ride

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San Marco Piazza bells
St. Mark's Clock tower (1497)
trash boat - Venice, Italy
One of the sounds of the early morning was this garbage boat collecting trash on a nearby canal

Tuesday, day 4

I was up and ready before Linda this morning and slipped out to take a few photographs before we had breakfast in our hotel. We would spend several hours around San Marco tomorrow, but I wanted to take advantage of the early morning light to capture a few scenes this day.

Saint Mark's Basilica - Venice Italy
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco dates from 1063

Saint Mark's Basilica angels
Angels atop Saint Mark's Basilica

The Tetrarchs, a porphyry sculpture of four Roman emperors which was stolen from the Byzantine Philadelphion palace in 1204

St Mark's Campanile (Campanile di San Marco
St. Mark's Campanile (Campanile di San Marco)
(prints of this photo are available at Finearts America)

Procuratie Nuove - San Marco
Arcade of the Procuratie Nuove - built from 1583 - 1640

St. Mark's Campanile - Venice
Saint Mark's Basilica and the Campanile

Saint Mark's Basilica and pigeons - Vencie, Italy
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco in the morning before the crowds arrive

San Giorgio Maggiore church
San Giorgio Maggiore

The Bridge of Sighs - Venice, Italy
The Bridge of Sighs over the Rio di Palazzo

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