Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Piazza San Marco


One good thing about traveling in the spring: when the weather is cool and rainy, the crowds are minimal. We waited only a few minutes to enter the Basilica and take the elevator to the top of the clock tower. Unobstructed photo opportunities surrounded us at all times.

Do you see the platforms set up around the square? They provide dry pathways for tourists to walk when the Grand Canal overflows its banks. Apparently the square flooded the day before, but all water drained away by the time we arrived. Fortunate...


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6 comments:

  1. Love the shot with all the colorful umbrellas!

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

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  2. It's interesting that the platforms are at different heights. Lovely photo!

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  3. Wow. Never been there, so never knew about the platforms!

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  4. Deb - there were LOTS of umbrellas out this day. I must confess I never noticed the colors though :)

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  5. Kathy - I didn't notice the different heights! Fortunately I didn't have to learn firsthand why they were set up in that fashion :) It drizzled when we were there, but never flooded.

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  6. Sue - Venice is definitely worth a visit if at all possible. It is the only place I've visited that actually exceeded my expectations :)

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