Sunset at Piazza San Marco

Sunset at Piazza San Marco

Venice! What a glorious spot. It is in fact one of my favorite places anywhere; I call it “the heart of the world.” And the heart of Venice? That’s Piazza San Marco, a big public “square” (i.e., trapezoid) with Basilica San Marco and all its breathtaking mixing of architectural styles on one end and the large columns and windows of the Procuratie Vecchie complex, which includes the Correr Museum, shops, restaurants, and fine coffee shops like the Caffe Lavena, wrapping around the other sides. Here are a few snapshots of the piazza at sunset I found on an old roll recently. These were taken from in front of the basilica and from its balcony.

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