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Photos of St Mark’s Venice 2005

April 15, 2009

 

The basilica di San Marco stands on the site of a ninth-century church which contained a shrine to the body of St. Mark.  The basilica was until 1807 the private chapel of the Venetian doge and is the third church to stand on the site.  A blend of East and West, the basilica has five domes and is built on a Greek cross plan. Photos by Alison and Barry Mitchell, 2005.

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St. Mark's from the opposite side of the Piazza San Marco.

 

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Looking at the Piazza San Marco from in front of St. Mark's.

 

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13th century mosaic showing the body of St. Mark being taken into the basilica. From the facade facing the Piazza San Marco.

 

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St. Mark's facade, detail.

 

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The domes of St. Mark's.

 

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The four horses of St. Mark's and, above, the lion of Venice. Detail of the facade facing the Piazza San Marco.

 

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The four horses of St. Mark brought from Constantinople in 1204.

 

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St. Mark's from in front of the doge's palace.

 

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Detail of the facade of St. Mark's.

 

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St. Mark's, detail of the facade.

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St. Mark's, detail.

 
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  1. May 3, 2009 10:21 pm

    Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll certainly be coming back to your blog.

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