The interiors of the churches in Venice are truly stunning. The sculpture, painting, and mosaic work that you find can keep you occupied for years. San Zanipolo (as it’s know in Venice), is a beautiful basicillica. Started in 1333, it was finished 100 years later. Done in the Italian Gothic style, the interior space is huge, and well lit. Starting in the 1500s, the rules of Venice known as doges, had their funerals and burials conducted in San Zanipolo. This is a detail look at one of those tombs. Amazing mosaic work, and incredible color.
It’s hard to explain Venice with words alone. You’ve got this amazing, old, old city that’s falling apart, yet it’s alive and thrums with energy and color. It’s got a distinctive look and feel. You walk the crooked streets and somehow always find yourself just where you want to be. Even if it didn’t start that way.
iPhone, Snapseed, HDR Pro
The Bridge of Sighs is a major landmark in Venice, Italy. It connects the Doge’s Palace with the New Prison. Legend has it that the bridge was so named because prisoners sighed as they crossed, enjoying a last look at the beautiful city.
For this particular shot, I wrapped my camera strap around my wrist and stuck my arm out a window. I particularly like the angle of the shot. I’m also quite thrilled that I didn’t drop my camera into the canal.