WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS
From http://pka.online.fr-Thank for Dorota Ciesielska, 'Explore worldwide' 1999,'http://www.greatbuildings.com', 'Natonal geographic'1994,
The campanile and basilica define the space and determine the disposition of the two square.
The Rio di Palazzo and the Bridge of Sighs.
Location is St.Mark's Square, in 1309-1424. Construction system is bearing masonry-cut stone-colored marble, mediterranean urban waterfront of Italian Gothic style. Strong planar facade on slender columns. Palazzo Ducale.
Library, Piazzetta di San Marco
Which was stands on the Piazzetta opposite the Doges' Palace, was begun by Sansovino in 1537 to receive the books bequeathed to the Venetian Republic by Cardinal Bessarion. It was not until 1588 that it was completed, by Scamozzi.
Piazza of San Marco
Building type was plaza, piazza, courtyard, open space, construction system is stone masonry. Climate on mediterranean urban of Italian Rennaisance style. Open space, marked by tower-Campanile.Last photo from From Photography & Travel by Dorota Ciesielska.
Built in circa 1050, construction system is bearing masonry and timber frame domes. Mediterranean urban of Byzantine style. Interior with gilding and mosaics. Bronze horses from ancient Greece. Excellent and famous public plaza in front. St. Mark's basilica majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city's history. Possession of the saint's relics enabled the Republic to establish its authority, from 828 onward, over Grado and Aquileia. In 1063, under Doge Domenico Contarini, it was decided to rebuild the church on the same Greek cross plan as the previous one. In 1096 it was finished, but the decorative work continued until the beginning of the 19th century. Last photo by SH Park.
Bugun in 1566 by Palladio for the Benedictines.
From Photography & Travel by Dorota Ciesielska on 2001.
Alley & Bridge
Photo on 1995.