VENICE


St. Mark's Roof Ornaments

If you're looking for gold deep inside the Venetian Lagoon you'll find it at St. Marks Square


St. Mark's Basilica

See it before the high water covers it


St. Mark's Square Clock

Only one hand travels around twelve zodiac symbols. Just think, it could be almost half past Scorpio, or quarter to Libra


Palazzo Ducale

The Duke's Palace, is this Las Vegas


Palazzo Ducale Detail

The new Las Vegas is spectacular


Palazzo Ducale Details

Every detail is amazing and every proportion is perfect


Side of St. Mark's

Even the alley has scenic overlooks and golden highlights


Piazzetta San Marco

From the top of the adjacent bell tower


St. Mark's Tour

The main floor entrance is free and only 4-Euro to go to the second floor outdoor patio - no bags - no cameras


Piazzetta San Marco

While your waiting in line to have your bags checked for cameras, see the decorations above the side door of St. Mark's - Palazo Ducale from the patio on the second floor


Inside St. Mark's

Wall to wall golden tile reflect the light with just one camera flash


Inside St. Mark's Basilica

More gold tiles light-up inside the St. Mark's Bassilica


From floor to ceiling

Even the floors are spectacular inside the St. Mark's Basilica


Inside St. Mark's

The flashy gold coatings continue


Inside St. Mark's

The Ascension Dome inside St. Mark's is illuminated nicely with the camera flash


Inside St. Mark's

The walls and ceilings are very detailed with small tile, I especially like the way the gold reflects the camera flash


Inside St. Mark's

An illuminated curved ceiling made of gold tile


Inside St. Mark's

The Small Dome of Joseph located above the visitors gift area near the exit door


Piazzetta San Marco

From the 4-Euro second floor patio of St. Mark's


Venice Bridge

Water street


Venice Street

More water, more bridges


Ponte de Rialto

Transit and retail together


Under Ponte de Rialto

Was once the only bridge that crossed the Grand Canal


Rialto Transpo

The 100-Euro Gondola


The Grande Canal

There's the free bus - vaporetti gratis


Venice Sidewalk-Bridge

All of the Venicians are gone


Water Street

Another quiet street in Venice


Santa Croce Gondola's

Wanna get wet ? These gondola's are decked out with fine furniture and exotic carpet


San Marco

The bell tower at St. Mark's Square makes a nice reference point for walking around town


San Marco

Waiting for a gondola


Mapping the Studio

The small boy with a frog and a security guard


Church of the Madonna Della Salute

Completed in 1681


The Venetian Road

Let's go fishing !


Santa Croce

Am I still in Vegas ?


Victor Emmanuel

From a battle long ago. There is some guy on a horse above, buy who cares about that when the best part of this statue is here at ground level


Sunday Market

Tomatos anyone ?


Sunday Market

Fish anyone ?


San Polo

Lost again somewhere in Venice....