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Saint Mark’s Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco a Venezia), the cathedral church of Venice, is the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. It lies on Piazza San Marco adjacent and connected to the Doge’s Palace.

Originally it was the “chapel” of the Venetian rulers, and not the city’s cathedral. Since 1807 it has been the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. For its opulent design, gilded Byzantine mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building was known by the nickname Chiesa d’Oro (Church of gold).

The whole of Venice and its Lagoon is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/4
ISO 200
Focal length 21 mm

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  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic Tom..

  • Thank you Jason, it is a wonderful place to see …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Magnificant Tom!!!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thank you Gina, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 5 years ago

    brilliant work as usual Tom

  • Cheers Chris, much appreciated my friend.
    Are you coming on The Scots are Coming group outing on Sunday?

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thank you so much Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Tom! Sure is a lot of people there!

  • Gald you like it Barbara.
    Actually, this was quite early in the day, two hours later and there were probably 3 times as many people as this. It was very crowded …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Tom

  • Cheers Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    brilliant tom

  • Thanks Steve, glad you like it mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellabout 5 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • Thank you Terence, so glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful picture, Tom!
    Great colors and light.

  • Thank you Adri, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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