Basilica di San Marco –The Church of Gold

On the Eastern end of the famous Piazza San Marco in Venice stands the Basilica di San Marco, the most famous of Venice’s churches. Thanks to its opulent design, gilded Byzantine mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on, the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d’Oro (Church of gold).

This shot was taken from the Piazza San Marco itself.  I love the architectural detail and this is a 3 shot HCR, 2 stops apart and processes in Photomatix.

Those domes and Byzantine style is quite attractive I find and is very interesting to shoot.

It was quite a long walk through Venice’s labyrinth-like streets and we would not have found it were it not for the map we had! This place is awesome though and perhaps the most romantic place I have ever visited. Linda and I regret not having planned our trip differently as we would have loved to explore Venice for a few days longer.

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  1. Flickr: judder1952 September 18, 2011 at 1:09 am #

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