St Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This black and white challenge is topic related and this week the theme is Man-Made.

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St Mark’s Basilica dominates Piazza San Marco. It is an example of Byzantine Gothic architecture with lavish mosaics. The four bronze horses were captured from Constantinople.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

10 thoughts on “St Mark’s Basilica, Venice”

  1. I have never been to Venice, but this monumental architecture with its ornate details, always makes me think of the impression it undoubtedly had on the uneducated, and untravelled populace of the time. It must have literally blown their minds!
    Great shots as always Jude.
    Regards from Norfolk, Pete. x

    1. Thank you Jaspa 🙂 It sounds as if you are going to have an amazing adventure in Europe this summer. I hope we’ll see some great images of you and your friends. Venice is lovely (but take a hat – it gets VERY hot in August)

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