Il sole di prima serata si riflette sulle antiche vetrate della Basilica di San Marco a Venezia - BW
"The first evening sun is reflected on the ancient stained glass windows of the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice - BW"...
St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is the most famous of the many churches of Venice, and the world, and a fine example of Byzantine architecture. Located just off the Grand Canal, the majestic Basilica overlooks the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) and adjoins the Doge's Palace. St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica are the central tourist focal points, and most crowded of Venice. The relics of the Biblical Gospel author, Saint Mark, has resided in the Basilica since 828 AD. After a long wait in line to enter the Basilica (with no photos allowed), the interior was quite unique. As I headed for the exit, I noticed a very steep staircase and followed it upward. I was met at the top by a security guard charging to see the small Museum and visit the rooftop of the Basilica. At the museum, I did take a few secret photos of the very famous original four horses which are duplicated in front of the Basilica. They are very much worth viewing, and if you stare for a moment…they come to life. This is a mystic triptych of windows reflecting the sun high atop the Basilica.
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