Today we visit the famous Piazza San Marco in Venice. When was I putting together this blog, I thought about the comment my fellow Naughty Author Chick Wynter Daniels made last week: she was a fab photo of her grandmother in St. Mark's from the 1920s (Love to see it, Wynter!).
It's mind blowing to imagine the history that has taken place here over the centuries...
Napoleon likened the Piazza San Marco or St. Mark’s Square to being the best drawing room in Europe, while others have called it everything from a fantastic stage set to a vast museum.
No doubt the piazza is the most famous Venice landmark known for its pigeons and tourists.
I remember one cold winter trip I took to Venice when the whole city seemed to be enveloped in a misty fog until the arrival of Carneval, carnival. Then the piazza came alive with the living, vibrant colors and exquisite beauty of the costumed figures in masks and dominos appearing like ghosts from out of the past…
What you’re about to see in my video is Venice on a June day when the summer heat sucked the moisture out of the air, but not the tourists.
You’ll see the square packed with people all vying for position with their cameras. A grand sight.
Then we’ll check out the gondolas.
I didn’t have time to take a gondola ride on this trip, but you’ll get an idea of the wild craziness that goes on around the gondola station. Next time I’ll hop on a gondola and get the shot for you.
Coming up in my next Venice Video: Venice bookstores and gelati shops
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