Piazza San Marco(St Mark’s Square in English),the principal public square of Venice, Italy, is the most beautiful square in the world because of the delicate architecture and its unique geographical place above the water. Napoleon, Emperor of the French who conquered Venice in the 19th century called it “the drawing room of Europe”.

The square was originally built in the 9th century, named from the great church of St Mark, disciple of Jesus, author of the St Mark’s Gospel who admitted martyrdom in Egypt around 67 BC. It’s said in the 9th century, two rich Venetian merchants stole the supposed relics of Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria and “smuggled” to Venice under the secret direction of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. The church was therefore founded to worship St Mark and made him the guardian of Venice, with the symbol of a winged lion holding the book quoting “Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus” (Peace to you Mark my evangelist).Until now, in the entrance of Piazza San Marco, the bronze statue of the winged lion still stands on the top of the eastern pole, watching down the whole city above the blue water.

As the political religious &art center of Venetian Republic, Piazza San Marco used to be the resident of the Archbishop, until 1797 when Napoleon occupied Venice and took it in the territory of the French Empire. In 1866, Venice incorporated into Italy, as a city in the northeast. Nowadays, Piazza San Marco is still the most prosperous area, and attracts numerous tourists all over the world, especially during the Carnival of Mask every year in February. No matter day or night, an ocean of visitors pass by the Square, visiting the Doge’s Palace made in red & white marble in Venetian gothic style, and the St Mark’s Basilica, a wonderful mix of Eastern Byzantine art, Roman art, medieval Gothic art and Renaissance art; or taking a seat in the open-air cafes with a cup of coffee, listening to live classic music, or walking around the Square, feeding groups of fat pigeons in great leisure.

The obvious defect of Venice is the winter tide which becomes more and more frequent. In the past, only 7 or 8 times happened, but now the city gets flooded over 100 times each year, while the foundation under the water keeps sinking year by year. Piazza San Marco locates on the lowest level; no doubt it’s the first flooded place during a tide or a heavy rain. The drains of the Square are designed to lead excess rainwater into the Grand Canal, however, during the tide period of Adriatic Sea they turn into the channels of seawater rushing inside Piazza San Marco. Well, if this situation continues, Venice, the city arising from the water, will become a beautiful pearl in the bottom of the blue sea, amen.

001 Move on after the Bridge of Accademia

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002 Here we are. Wow! So broad view!

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003 the island of San Giorgio Maggiore

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004 Piazza San Marco (I)

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005(II)

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006(III)

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007 Full view (by Philip Greenspun)

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008 The Clock tower, built in 15th century,97 meters high.

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009 Ms Yalan in front of the St Mark’s basilica

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010 Marvellous corridor of Palace

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012 A pigeon flew on the head of a girl who’s taking photos.Everyone passed by her and laughed.

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013 Live classic music in Coffee Florian(since 1720)

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015 Let’s take a rest and have something to drink. A coffee for Mr.T and a fruit ice cream for me. Don’t forget the charge of Music,6 euro /person.

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016 Luxury interior decoration of Florian

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017 Two waiters of Coffee Florian,handsome Italain guys, haha

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018 Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, by Canaletto, 1730

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019 Piazza San Marco & Doge’s Palace, from the Grand Canal

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020 Venice in the Period of Tide(even it looks beautiful)

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021 Winter night, the Square got flooded

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  1. 白色石头建筑就是漂亮~ 😡
    怎么那边的侍者 划船的 还有服务员都嫩么帅涅~~还很有气质~
    这么美的地方成为海底明珠 该是多可惜。。 :((

      1. 哇哇哇,那兩只侍者好帥啊,氣場V5 😀 ~果然到處都是帥哥的說

  2. 看照片广场的地面上还有积水,应该是退潮留下的吧。
    倒数第二张照片的天空好美~

      1. 这样算来也才70多块一杯,也还算能接受,就是音乐也要收6欧元,有点那个了…不听不行吗? :))

    1. 潮汛期在冬季,五月、九月最适宜 🙂 盛夏时水又不够,有些小河道都干涸了

      1. 最可怕的还是在冬季,晚上寒风萧瑟的想出门喝杯咖啡,走到半路,没法走了,要是回头也被水淹了,那真是够纠结的…

  3. 🙂 随着温室效应加强,未来好多沿海城市都面临威尼斯这样的窘境,不过可能它更为严峻罢了 B-)

    1. 什么好有钱 😛 物价跟北京上海差不多,不过国人的收入与支出差距可就大了。。

  4. 漂亮的岚女,漂亮的风景,岚女貌似在环游地球? :blush

  5. yeah~这次好多雅岚姐姐的真相~ 哈哈~
    好多鸽子,扑过去抓一只~这广场好独特,边上就是海么,地势也低~ 真的很容易就被淹了呢~

    1. 是啊,以前的港口,许多载满货物的帆船在水面上来来往往,好不热闹 :O)

      1. 帆船唉~ 感觉帆船什么的比起现在的船带感儿多了,飞翔的荷兰人神码神码的~ 霍霍霍~ 让我想起了加勒比海盗。 现在那边应该不是港口了哇?应该只是个游船码头什么的~ 🙂

        1. Flying Venetian….. O:-)
          现在确实是游船码头了,港口大概要远一些 ,像法国的马赛港一样

  6. 哦 原来这个带翅膀的狮子就是圣马可的化身、威尼斯的象征,呵呵
    上次这张照片你提示了,也没想明白,现在恍然大悟了。
    随着全球气温上升,是不是对水城威尼斯影响也挺大呀

    1. 对啊,潮汛超多,据说一年淹个200次左右呢 ;;) 最严重的还是水下地基下沉的问题

  7. 好久没来魔女岚这里逛逛了。。好羡慕可以到处旅行。。。。。。。
    我一直想去罗马。。。。

  8. 原汁原味的地中海建筑风格啊,,,奢华厚重的装饰柱+复杂的压顶线条装饰线条,画图的话能让人画得哭啊

    1. :O) 不过那肯定也是要出图滴,要咱们来画是要哭哦,不过我觉得应该计算更难些吧, :))

  9. 有图有真相,阿门!
    威尼斯的水是特色,但是建筑也很气派
    宫殿长廊看着好有艺术感

    1. 总督府外表看上去非常典雅,内部那个金碧辉煌,极尽奢华 @-)

  10. 建筑风格确实不错,相对来说更加喜欢岚姐前段时间发的小山庄,很安静 :O)

  11. 最后一张 ,水把地面连成一片,灯光照上去,像个舞台。挺不错的图片 :O)

  12. 为嘛没见白鸽呀
    那个全景真是大气,赞!!
    岚女很有气质啊
    对了,你这样偷拍帅哥,你家大头目不吃醋啊 :))

  13. 很替那女的担心,万一那货待在头上一个不小心,掉一点下来咋办!!
    到时看你还笑 :))

    1. 鸽子耶,大哥。。怎会掉下来,应该担心鸟儿在头顶shit =))

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