St Mark's Square - Piazza San Marco
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Saint Mark's Basilica Facade, Venice, Italy
Made by Eustaquio Santimano
Saint Mark's Basilica Facade, Venice, Italy Exterior The exterior of the basilica is divided in three registers: lower, upper, and domes. In the lower register of the façade five round-arched portals, enveloped by polychrome marble columns, open into the narthex through bronze-fashioned doors. Above the central door round three bas-relief cycles of Romanesque art. The external cycle frames a 19th century gilded mosaic (Last Judgment) that replaced a damaged one with the same subject (during the centuries many mosaics had to be replaced inside and outside the basilica, but subjects were never changed). Mosaics about St Mark relics’ stories are in the lunettes of the lateral portals; the first on the left is the only one in the façade preserved from the 13th century. In the upper register, from the top of ogee arches, statues of Theological and Cardinal Virtues, four Warrior Saints and St Mark watch over the city. Above the large central window of the façade, under St Mark, the Winged Lion (his symbol) holds the book quoting “Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus” . In the lunettes of the lateral ogee arches are four gilded mosaics renewed in the 17th century. In the center of the balcony the Roman Horses face the square. The Greek Horses The Horses of Saint Mark were installed on the basilica in about 1254. They date to Classical Antiquity; by some accounts they once adorned the Arch of Trajan. The horses were long displayed at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, and in 1204 Doge Enrico Dandolo sent them back to Venice as part of the loot sacked from Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade. They were brought to Paris by Napoleon in 1797 but returned to Venice in 1815. After a long restoration, since the 1990s they have been kept in St Mark’s Museum (inside the basilica). The horses now on the facade of the cathedral are bronze replicas. The Four Tetrarchs As the Roman Empire began the process of disintegration, Emperor Diocletian imposed a new Imperial office structure: a four co-emperor ruling plan called The Tetrarchy. This porphyry statue represents the inter-dependence of the four rulers. It was taken from Constantinople, during the Fourth Crusade in 1204, and set into the south-west corner of the basilica (the above mentioned low tower) at the level of the Piazza San Marco. The missing foot of one of the figures was discovered in Istanbul in the 1960s, where it is still on display.
Ammirando palazzo Ducale / Admiring palazzo Ducale
Made by AndreaPucci
Italia, Veneto, Venezia, inverno 2006 Costruito nel IX secolo, si presentava inizialmente sotto forma di castello fortificato. Dopo essere stato più volte distrutto da incendi e in seguito ricostruito, oggi si presenta a noi principalmente con la struttura del progetto realizzato tra il XIV e il XVI secolo. Nel corso della sua storia ha assunto sempre funzioni di rilievo: è stato sede del governo della Serenissima, il palazzo di giustizia e la residenza del Doge. Tutto in questo palazzo da l’evidente manifestazione di potere e gloria della Serenissima, dalla imponente facciata, ai grandi dipinti storici e allegorici negli interni, ai preziosi stucchi, alle ampie sontuose sale. Ciò avrebbe anche dovuto impressionare eventuali ambasciatori dignitari in visita a Venezia e rafforzare il mito dello splendore della Repubblica. Il risultato è il più felice esempio di gotico veneziano e uno dei massimi capolavori dell'arte rinascimentale e seicentesca. The Doge's Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out through successive centuries. The façades, with a total length of nearly 152 m (500 ft), have open arcades in the two lower storeys, and the third storey was rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century, so as to extend over the arcades. This upper storey is faced with white and rose-coloured marble, resembling ornate windows and finished with a lace-like parapet of oriental cresting. The arcade columns, which originally stood on a stylobate of three steps, now rise from the ground without bases, and the sturdy continuous tracery of the second tier of arcades lends an appearance of strength to the open arches. The capitals of the columns, particularly the angle capital which was eulogised by Ruskin in The Stones of Venice, are celebrated for the delicate carving in low-grained marble. The whole scheme of columned and pointed arcades, with its combination of carved capitals and long horizontal lines of open tracery, is of that unique design which can only be termed Venetian Gothic
Saint Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
Made by Eustaquio Santimano
Saint Mark's Square, Venice, Italy Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal square of Venice, Italy. A remark often attributed to Napoleon (but perhaps more correctly to Alfred de Musset) calls the Piazza San Marco The drawing room of Europe. It is one of the few great urban spaces in a Europe where human voices prevail over the sounds of motorized traffic, which is confined to Venice's waterways. It is the only urban space called a piazza in Venice; the others, regardless of size, are called campi. As the central landmark and gathering place for Venice, Piazza San Marco is extremely popular with tourists, photographers, and Venetian pigeons. The Piazza originated in the 9th century as a small area in front of the original St Mark's Basilica. It was enlarged to its present size and shape in 1177, when the Rio Batario, which had bounded it to the west, and a dock, which had isolated the Doge's Palace from the square, were filled in. The rearrangement was for the meeting of Pope Alexander III and the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The Piazza has always been seen as the centre of Venice. It was the location of all the important offices of the Venetian state, and has been the seat of the archbishopric since the 19th century. It was also the focus for many of Venice's festivals. It is a greatly popular place in Italy even today.
San Giorgio Maggiore
Made by LusoFox
San Giorgio Maggiore Venice, Italy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group. The isle is surrounded by Canale della Grazia, Canale della Giudecca, Saint Mark Basin, Canale di San Marco and the southern lagoon. It forms part of the San Marco sestiere. The island was probably occupied in the Roman period; after the foundation of Venice it was called Insula Memmia after the Memmo family who owned it. By 829 it had a church consecrated to St George; thus it was designated as San Giorgio Maggiore to be distinguished from San Giorgio in Alga. The Benedictine Monastery of San Giorgio was established in 982, when the doge Tribuno Memmo donated the whole island to a monk, Giovanni Morosini. The monks drained the island's marshes next to the church to get the ground for building. San Giorgio is now best known for the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by Palladio and begun in 1566. In the early nineteenth century, after the Republic fall, the monastery was almost suppressed and the island became a free port with a new harbour built in 1812. It became the home of Venice's artillery. It is now the headquarters of the Cini Foundation arts centre, known for its library and is also home to the Teatro Verde open-air theatre. 20090306_400D_IMG_8124_Veneza
[EXPLORED] Carnevale di venezia 2011: 'San giorgio Maggiore'
Made by Dorian Erdtsieck.
Best viewed in lightbox. (Press L) and press F11 for the best view Your comments and favorites are greatly appreciated. Thank you. Leave your interesting or creative responses below. Gloriously situated on the island of San Giorgio, San Giorgio Maggiore's gleaming white facade faces across the basin of San Marco to the great piazza. Built as part of the Benedictine monastery on the island, the church's facade is scaled to present a public face to the town of Venice. It dominates and partially obscures the brick body of the church behind it, while it reflects the interior space of the nave and its side chapels. The central temple front is articulated with four three-quarter Composite columns raised on high pedestals, which frame the central door. In the back plane, the lower body of the church is articulated by a smaller order of pilasters, supporting two lower, half pediments on either side. The cornice line continues through the central body, interlocking the two forms. The deep relief of these elements, combined with the sculptural detail of capitals, cornices, niches and figures, makes a great play of light and dark in the sunlight. [As of 15 April 11' I got my second explored photo. ] [Highest position: 337 on Friday, April 15, 2011]
Made by FiumeSenzaFine
Carnevale a Venezia, 2009. Ho deciso di intitolare ciascuna foto del Carnevale 2009 di Venezia con un nome che suggerisca l'emozione/il sentimento che la maschera e la sua posa mi ispira. Come dice il titolo, questa foto mi ispira tristezza. Con questa foto concludo anche la mia breve rassegna sul Carnevale, rassegna che si conclude in concomitanza con martedì grasso e quindi con la chiusura del Carnevale stesso. Spero che le mie foto vi siano piaciute, e non sia mai che - colto da una qualche debolezza - non posti qualche altra foto carnevalesca in tempi più o meno futuri... Carnival in Venice, 2009. I decided to entitle each photo of the 2009 Carnival in Venice with a name that suggests the emotion/the feeling that the mask and its pose inspires me. Like the title says, this photo inspires me sadness. With this photo I conclude also my brief reportage about the Carnival. The ending of this reportage also coincides with Mardi Gras and, in consequence, with the closure of Carnival itself. I hope that you enjoyed my photos and who knows if - caught by some weakness - I will post some other photo of this event in some future times...
Made by pibepa
¡Por fin! A la tercera va la vencida Se cumplió el refrán, he necesitado ir tres veces a Venecia, para poder subir al Campanile, el tiempo lo impidió en las dos ocasiones anteriores. Falta de tiempo en 1983 y Mal tiempo en el 2008. Maravilloso panorama el que se disfruta desde sus 99 metros de altura. Al Norte, al Sur, al Este o al Oeste, hacia abajo o hacia el horizonte, los encantos de Venecia nos atrapan. Callejeando por Venecia es fácil perderse, callejones que desembocan en un canaleto, o en un patio (cortile) o que giran alrededor de un edificio, llevandote al mismo lugar de partida. Aquí en lo alto, lo que pierdes es la noción del tiempo. Te asomas por un hueco, por otro, das una vuelta y otra y..... seguirías, cada vez descubres algo nuevo, o reconoces alguno de los edificios vistos desde abajo. ¡Maravillosa Venecia! No me importaría repetir por cuarta vez.
UTW Piazza San Marco Lightroom Preset
Made by underthewaves
download I could have sworn I'd uploaded this one, but apparently I had not. So here it is. It's not apparent at all in my new stream, but one of my favorite shooting subjects has got to be pigeons in groups. I'm not fond of the little guys in person (they are nasty, I'm sorry), but I love the way their feet look in photographs. Anyway, this preset kind of sadly was built around that in mind. It enhances good pigeon colors and plays around with everything. There's sort of a vintagey color scheme with enough touch of ridiculous that it works really well with Venice. If you use the preset, please credit me and link back to this page. I'd love to see what you do with it, so feel free to post a small image in the comments. Thanks for taking a look!
Venezia - "The Collectors" (Biennale Di Venezia, Danish & Nordic Pavilion)
Made by cedsarlette
For the 53rd Venice Biennale, the Danish and Nordic Pavilions host “The Collectors“, an exhibition curated and staged by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. With contributions from twenty-four international artists, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset transform the Danish and Nordic Pavilions into domestic environments, and invite the audience to be guests in them. In Elmgreen & Dragset’s exhibition concept, the Danish Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice is for sale. The public is guided on a tour by a Vigilante real estate agent through a “For Sale” Danish Pavilion, and is told the story of the family dramas that used to haunt the house. Read more ...
L'angelo rosso / The red angel
Made by PaoloBis
Con il tradizionale Volo dell’Angelo ( quest’anno è stato il turno della veneziana Silvia Bianchini ) è iniziato li Carnevale di Venezia 2011. Purtroppo il cielo era grigio, e sembrava dovesse piovere da un momento all’altro … E purtroppo io ero anche nella parte sbagliata della piazza, e l’Angelo mi ha girato le spalle … Comunque sia . . . Buon Carnevale !!! With the traditional Fly of the Angel ( this year it was the turn of the Venetian Silvia Bianchini ) started them Venice Carnival 2011. Unfortunately the sky was gray, and it was almost raining at any moment ... And unfortunately I was on the wrong side of the square, the Angel has turned its back on me ... Anyway. . . Happy Carnival !!!
Not Interested (Italian Waiters), Venice
Made by flatworldsedge
I don't usually like posting two shots of a series, but I simply couldn't choose between this one and . This one offers the better composition and fewer distractions in the background, but it's a shame you can't see the expression on the chap holding forth to the right. This is another candid which owes its existence to Blackfoot Scout, my glamorous assistant, who posed in front of these guys so I could shoot them candid over here shoulder. I've found setting the AF to the left or right most point helps - you can focus and get a light reading from the subject whilst pointing at your accomplice, so that when you swing the camera onto your subject you can shoot instantly rather than risk alerting them to your presence. Hope everyone's having a great week.
Beauty and might
Made by Claudia1967
St Mark's Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco a Venezia), the cathedral of Venice, is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. It lies on St Mark's Square (in San Marco sestiere), adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Since 1807 it is the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. For its opulent design, gilded Byzantine mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power from the 11th century on, the building was known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (church of gold). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marco_di_Venezia See my Venice:
Made by Ghost-Rider
Among the most lively and expressive horses ever sculpted, these four horses were plundered from Constantinople, placed on the Basilica facing Palazzo San Marco, and subsequently plundered from Venice by Napoleon, and eventually returned. Following decades if not centuries of environmental damage, they were restored, placed inside the Basilica, and duplicated. The duplicates now adorn the exterior of Basilica San Marco. The patina on the originals is very unusual, giving a beautiful weathered luminous glow, and has been studied extensively. Its definitely worth seeing them - but photos are not allowed of course - expect a high degree of surveillance. And zero tolerance. Norita 66, 800 film, hand held.
Felicita e un cuscino di piume; l'acqua del fiume che passa e va; E' la pioggia che scende; dietro le tende la felicita. E abbassare la luce per fare pace la felicita, felicita.
Made by traumlichtfabrik
what would pictures of Venice be without the sound of ♪♫♫♪ FELICITA ♪♫♪♫♪ Close your eyes, listen to that song and feel like you are in wonderful Italy! And unluckily I do not speak italian, the title is just a quote from the song :-) Senti nell'ario c'e gia la nostra canzone d'amore che va. Come un pensiero che sa di felicitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :-)))) This is one of 3 places in Venice where the Gondolas are getting maintenance. Go watch James Bond in Venice : Moonraker boat chase - it is so hilarious!!
Teulades de Venècia / Roofs of Venice
Made by SBA73
Mirant just cap al nord des de dalt del campanar de San Marco, a Venecia. Hi destaca l'esglesia de San Giovanni e Paolo, coneguda localment com San Zanipolo. El nostre hotel estava just a sota. Al fons apareix Murano. ==================================================== Enlarge This Photo A panorama looking north from San Marco's campanile, in Venice. Towering above the houses stands the big gothic church of San Giovanni e Paolo, aka San Zanipolo. Far away you can see the island of Murano. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Zanipolo
Made by .chourmo.
Decisamente meglio in !!! :-) Foto scattata una decina di anni fa con una panoramica Horizon - 202 “Venezia impressiona chilometri di pellicola e nastro magnetico, è come un serpente che perde scaglie, un animale che fa la muta della pelle senza sosta. Venezia genera tonnellate di parole e cartoline, la sua superficie viene affettata incessantemente in queste sottilissime lamine verbali e visive che la mantengono sempre nuova e tirata a lucido nella sua decrepitezza, mai veramente detta, mai veramente vista fino in fondo” (Tiziano Scarpa, Venezia è un pesce)
Laura non c'è capisco che; è stupido cercarla in te; io sto da schifo credi e non lo vorrei; stare con te e pensare a lei; stasera voglio stare acceso; andiamocene di là; a forza die pensare ho fuso
Made by traumlichtfabrik
se vuoi ci amiamo adesso oh no però non è lo stesso ora sò c'è ancora il suo riflesso tra me e te mi dispiace ma non posso Laura c'è Se vuoi ci amiamo adesso o no mi casca il mondo a dosso è ora so c'è ancora il suo riflesso tra me e te mi dispiace ma non posso Laura c'è Laura c'è For my German fellas: Ihr müsst euch das unbedingt anhören, das ist soooo genial.
Certe donne è meglio conquistarsele ...
Made by PaoloBis
Certe donne è meglio conquistarsele per raccontare tutto ai propri amici per poi riuscire poi a liberarsene fino a sradicarne le radici… Certe donne - E. Ruggeri - Some women it is better to conquer her for to tell all our friends then be able then of to get rid to eradicate her roots ... - Il Carnevale delle Donne - Venezia 2011 - Ottocento – Da Senso a Sissi – La città delle donne
on the wings of the lion
Made by gicol
in explore 6mar09 - highest position: 102 on sunday, march 8, 2009 Nelle notti di veglia E di solitudine Vengono gli angeli. Si alzano dai piedistalli Di marmo, gli altri Lasciano delle chiese E le cime dei campanili, escono dai quadri dei musei e invisibili volano sino alla mia casa… In nights of wake And loneliness The angels come Raise from marble pedestals Leave churches and bell tower tops Come out from museum paintings Fly unseen To reach my house… [Gino Pastega, badly translated by myself]
Made by Diana Pinto
Here's a dreary black and white for you. Mmmm, I love this shot. It looks like it was shot on a cloudy day in the city... Actually, it was shot in the shade during a sweltering hot day in Venezia. Anyway, Venice is lovely, lovely, lovely. The shops are amazing, and I will return soon so I can buy some props (masks, parasols, fans). I have one more picture (not really related to Venice) to upload. Hmmm, more than one picture per day? I think I'm over my quota. No more pictures for the rest of the week!
Nearest places of interest:
|Hotel Royal San Marco|
St Mark s Campanile
|Hotel B&B Diamante e Smeraldo|
Hotel All Suites Torre Dell'Orologio
Hotel Ca' Del Duca