Sunday, 30 August 2009

Il Campanile de San Marco

The first tower was a lighthouse and dated back to 1173. It was restored in the early 16th century as we se it now (98,6m high); however it collapsed in 1902 and the reconstruction was completed ten years later.
Views from the top:
Venice, Italy

13 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Ahh, Venice, a favorite place to visit. I always enjoy my visits to Venice and it is so fun to walk the narrow passageways to see what you can see. Great food and ambience. And nothing beats sitting at St. Mark's Square listening to music and watching the people go by. I really want to go to Venice during Carnivale. Maybe we could get a City Daily Photo group to go there one of these years as it is much more fun to go during Carnivale and the photo opportunities would be priceless! Thanks for your comments on our travel site regarding the new Morocco photos we posted today. We work hard to get those people shots.

uncleawang said...

This is a very beautiful place to visit:)Thanks for sharing & nice photo too.

exposemaximum said...

superb.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have been to and seen some fantastic places Jose, and must have lots of wonderful memories of your travels.

Celeste Maia said...

"Que c'est triste Venice..." segundo a cancao do Charles Aznavour. Mas Veneza e tudo menos triste, ele, Aznavour, falava "des amours mortes", nos falamos da beleza, do bulicio, das camadas de historia, do requinte, da elegancia. As suas fotos sao maravilhosas, sobretudo da vista la de cima. Belissimo posto.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh Venice Venice!!!
Great pictures dear friend!
Léia

Jacob said...

I was surprised when you said this had been a lighthouse as it doesn't look like a traditional lighthouse -- or at least what I think is traditional.

Certainly is a striking piece of architecture!

I hope there was an elevator?

That shot from the top is spectacular!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Very impressive..

Rajesh said...

The view from the top of light house is superb.

Mitr - Friend said...

Hey Jose,
I love that tower and the tomb is so elegant as well... :)
Why dont u try to photoshop and connect the first two pics and make a complete tower... :)
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Allan Alexandre said...

Ce sont de très belle prise de vue très historique .

Tinsie said...

Fab photos!

Tricia said...

Oh my, Venice, Italy! That's an angle I've never seen! FANTASTIC!