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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