On a recent visit to Venice, I spent a good deal of time in the remarkable basilica of San Marco. This historic, beautiful church requires time and attention to truly have any sense of appreciation. The first time I was in this august locale, it was summer…hot as blazes and the church (and city) were filled with tourists. The visit of the church was not an enjoyable experience, despite its beauty and history.
This last visit was completely different. It was a very sunny weekday afternoon in February, with the temperatures warm for February but completely enjoyable with a coat. A perfect day for a perfect church visit.
And, to gild the lily, I was one of about 15 people in the entire church. Travel in winter, all you art lovers out there. It is the only way!
The scenes in these pictures are arranged in the order in which I saw them. My eye is always attracted left, right and center, up, down and backwards, no matter what I am focusing on. I sometimes feel like Emerson’s transparent eyeball. I see a lot.
But, you are welcome to enjoy my photos of this church as I saw it. I took in everything available that day, the separate altarpiece and the walk along the terrace outside on the front exterior. It was exhilarating.