Saturday, April 16, 2011

Around St Mark's Square

No, I haven't made it back to Venice, I'm still continuing my sporadic uploading of my many photos. Capping off the St Mark's area, this time it's the outside of the church and the Doge's Palace. Photos were officially verboten inside the Palace proper, so as always, that means a few sneaky poor-quality shots, naughty. Sorry if some of these are repeats from earlier posts!

Me in St Mark's Square

More views of the square

The St Mark's vaporetto stop

St Mark's from various angles

The roof of St Mark's

Exterior mosaics on St Mark's Cathedral

Exterior of St Mark's

Doorway to St Mark's

Close-up of the doorway

Medallions set into the wall of St Mark's

More medallions

Lion statue set into the side of St Mark's

More lions, next to St Mark's

Gate in St Mark's Square

The Doge's Palace

Statue in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace

Grand staircase in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace

Door to the Doge's Palace

Inside the courtyard of the Doge's Palace

Huge hall inside the Doge's Palace

Ceiling in the grand hall of the Doge's Palace

The 'golden staircase' going into the Doge's Palace

And again

Inside the dungeons

The 'box of truth' in the Doge's Palace where you were meant to anonymously denounce your neighbours for any criminal doings they might be up to. Failing to denounce people was itself a crime.

The courtyard again

And again

The Bridge of Sighs mutiliated by billboards

Close-up of the Bridge of Sighs

Looking out of the Bridge of Sighs (from inside the palace)

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