Palace of the Doge, Venice by Blake Steele

I love photographing beautiful cities at night, and Venice is one of the most beautiful of all. This is a shot down an exterior hallway of the Palace of the Doge on Piazza San Marco. The current Palace is from the 14th and 15th century. Gazing down hall like this, or roads with great trees on either side, has such a soothing effect on me, a draw into focus, like falling through the back door of the soul into heaven.

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  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    Gorgoeus….the hallway to forever

  • Beautiful comment, Valentina. Thanks

    – Blake Steele

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryover 4 years ago

    Breathe, Rusty. This image is beautiful to the point of surpassing language’s expressive possibilities. I truly stunning shot. This photo approaches the ideal, the Platonic form of photos even. To have the ability to take such a photo, I would part with many things. Brilliant, Blake. Cheers, Rusty

  • What a praise! Thanks so much, Rusty. You are brilliant.

    – Blake Steele

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot, beautiful place, x

  • Thanks Anna.

    – Blake Steele

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownover 4 years ago

    Nice work…. Well done

  • Thanks so much, Callum

    – Blake Steele

  • John Linton
    John Lintonover 4 years ago

    Killer compo.

  • Thanks John… appreciate your visit.

    – Blake Steele

  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 4 years ago

    Lovely composition and architecture

  • Can’t take credit for the architecture. It is amazing isn’t it. They really understood beauty. I’m not so enthusiastic about most modern architecture.

    – Blake Steele

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1over 4 years ago

    Terrific View Blake ~ Love the lemon tone

    regards Rick

  • Thanks Rick. Glad you enjoyed the view.

    – Blake Steele

  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    What an amazing view looking down this incredible architecture! Spectacular catch! Just like heaven!

  • It does draw you… Thanks so much Maxy.

    – Blake Steele

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 4 years ago

    Great work!!!

  • Thanks for your commment, Paul.

    – Blake Steele

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 4 years ago

    this is so exquisite ~ love the point, light and warmth ~ xx

  • Thanks Linda, I appreciate it.

    – Blake Steele

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