San Giorgio dei Greci Church and Canal
This is one of the leaning towers in Venice (there are several). I timed this photo just right with a passing water taxi boat and the lovely sky and clouds!
Big and Small Domes
sit atop Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy
seems to cut through the air as the boat glides on smooth waters
Young Student in Venice Window
This young woman sat in the Italian evening at her window. As she looked over the small canals, I passed below in a gondola. I quickly took some pictures of her. I thought this was a great example of study abroad and how it makes one reflect on our civilization.
parked in a small, less-used canal in Venice.
Gondolier at Work
chatting with other gondoliers while working the Grand Canal
Old World Luxury
with an arcade of arches on a Grand Canal
Green Door over Canal
with marks from high water
Door at Low Tide
in Venice. A quiet gondola ride down one of these haunts will make anyone romantic.
in gold and black
Campanile of Venice
against a lovely, perfect blue sky.
Column of Faces
I like how these individuals appear so normal, animated and unique.
Doge's Palace Facade Details
with the circles, columns and an oriental touch
Doge's Palace Eve
statue face to face with the serpent. She's holding the forbidden fruit. A lone branch just happens to give her some modesty. In the distance is the towering Campanile of Saint Mark's Square.
Old Venice Walks
As I wandered in a certain direction, I allowed myself to get lost and follow a few narrow alleys this way or that way. On one such exploration, I found this perfect corridor ending at a canal. The door on the opposite side has the same shape as the corridor.
is quiet and full of people getting ready for the next big day of tourism.
Santo Stefano Plaza and Tower
in the morning light of Venice
just off Saint Mark's Square is where we caught a romantic boat ride.
Reflections of Venice
with gondolas, colorful buildings and lots of water
Morning on Saint Mark Square
with stark direct lighting making these columns turn into art.
Doge's Palace Arches and Columns
form a great architectural wonder. I woke up very early to get this shot without the crowds that come here.
Black Bird of Venice
sits on the lamp post. The Campanile and Saint Mark's Square are his home.
Golden Saint Mark's Basilica
lets in the glorious rays of light from the morning sun. The golden mosaics cover every wall, arch, ceiling, dome and statue. What an incredible sight!
Center Dome of Saint Mark's Basilica
in Venice. The golden mosaics are amazing.
Golden Mosaic of Jesus washing Apostles Feet
inside Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice
Saint Mark's Treasure Chest
is covered in gold. From the Treasury in Saint Mark's Basilica.
Saint Mark's Treasury
is small but holds some incredible works of art, most made from gold and jewels.
on the floor of Saint Mark's Cathedral
in Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice. The surrounding golden mosaics tell the story of religion dating back to the creation.
from Saint Mark's Basilica
Branches of House of Israel Mosaic
from Saint Mark's Basilica
Angel Slays the Dragon
in the mosaic of Saint Mark's basilica
Bronze Horse of Alexander the Great
sits in Venice, atop the Basilica
All material copyright Gordon Smith Photography