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Saint Mark’s Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco a Venezia), the cathedral church of Venice, Italy, 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.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
ISO: 200
Handheld

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Related shots can be found at: Venice or Italy.

Featured in : Where on Earth is This? : 21 Apr 11
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  • joak
    joakalmost 3 years ago

    brilliant tom..whit is the big paintin oan the left?

  • Cheers mate, sorry, but I have no idea which painting this is …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 3 years ago

    Whits Joak oan aboot! Crackin shot Tom :o)

  • Cheers mate, I have no idea which painting this is …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous picture, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    Church of gold is so true! Amazing!

  • Thank you so much Mel, this is only one of the small chapels, the building is huge and dripping with gold …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 3 years ago
    What a wonderful interior. Love the info. Have never been to Italy
  • Thank you dear Lilian, Venice is most definately worth a visit, but then so is Rome, Florence, Pisa, Genoa, Naples and many more places …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you kindly Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakalmost 3 years ago

    tell robin that a big paintin is somethin in a frame at the left hand side o yer shot..thickos like him think a big paintin is the forth rail bridge!..lol

  • Hehe, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakalmost 3 years ago

    ok harry hill!

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow amazing place ,great capture Tom, so much detail

  • Thank you kindly dear Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Tom! So much detail there!

  • Thank you so much dear Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

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