All other urban click in the city except the St marks square webcams and the Piazzale Roma are called campi "fields". The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. This article relates to both of them.
A remark usually attributed though without proof to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco "the drawing room of Europe". The square  is dominated at its eastern end by St Mark's Basilica, st marks square webcams. It is described st marks square webcams by a perambulation starting from the west front of the church facing the length of the piazza and proceeding see more the right.
The church is described in the article St Mark's Basilicabut there are aspects of it which are so much a part of the piazza that mentioned here, including the whole of its western facade with its great arches and marble decoration, the Romanesque carvings around the central doorway and, the four horses which preside over the whole piazza and are st marks square webcams potent symbols of the pride and power of Venice that the Genoese in said that there could be no peace between the two cities until these horses had been bridled;  four hundred years later, Napoleon, after he had conquered Venice, st marks square webcams, had them taken down and shipped to Paris.
The neo-classic building on the east side adjoining the Basilica is the Palazzo Patriarcale, the seat of the Patriarch of Venice. Beyond that is St Mark's Clocktower Torre dell'Orologiocompleted st marks square webcamsabove a high archway where the street known as the Merceria a main thoroughfare of the city leads through shopping streets to the Rialtothe commercial and financial centre.
To the right of the clock-tower is the closed church of San Basso, designed by Baldassarre Longhenasometimes open for exhibitions. To the left is the long arcade along the north side of the piazza, the buildings on this side are known as the Procuratie Vecchie, the old procuracies, formerly the homes and more info of the Procurators of St Markhigh officers of state in the days of the republic of Venice, st marks square webcams.
They were built in the early 16th century. The arcade is lined with shops and restaurants at ground level, with offices above. Turning left at the end, the arcade continues along the west end of the piazza, which was rebuilt by Napoleon about and is known as the Ala Napoleonica Napoleonic Wing.
It holds, behind the shops, a st marks square webcams staircase which was to have led to a royal palace but now forms the entrance to the Museo Correr Correr Museum. Turning left again, the arcade continues down the south side of the Piazza. The buildings on this side are known as the Procuratie Nuove new procuracieswhich were designed by Jacopo Sansovino in the midth century but partly built —86 after his death by Vincenzo Scamozzi apparently with alterations required by the procurators and finally completed by Baldassarre Longhena about At the far end the Procuratie meet the north end of Sansovino's Libreria midth centurywhose main front faces the piazzetta and is described there.
The arcade continues round the corner into the Piazzetta. Opposite to st marks square webcams, standing free in the piazza, is St Mark's Campanile —73 last restored inrebuilt in com'era, dov'era "as it was, where it was" after the collapse of the see more campanile on 14 July Adjacent to the campanile, st marks square webcams, facing check this out the church, is the small building known as the Loggetta del Sansovinobuilt by Sansovino in —46 and used as a lobby by patricians waiting to go into a meeting of the Great Council in the Doge's Palace and by guards when the council was sitting.
Across the piazza in front of the church are three large mast-like flagpoles with bronze bases decorated in high relief by Alessandro Leopardi in The Venetian flag of St Mark used to fly from them in the time of the republic of Venice and now shares them with the Italian flag.
The Loggetta at the foot of the Campanile built by Sansovino —46 ; rebuilt after the fall of Campanile in Elevation of the Procuratie Vecchie c. Elevation of the Procuratie Nuove c. More info Nuove built by Vincenzo Scamozzi c.
The Piazzetta di San Marco is, strictly speaking, not part of the Piazza but an adjoining open space connecting the south side of the Piazza to the waterway of the lagoon. Starting our perambulation at the corner near the st marks square webcams, where we left the Piazza, this west side is occupied entirely by the Biblioteca Library designed by Jacopo Sansovino to hold the Biblioteca Marciana library of St Mark.
Building started in and it was extended, st marks square webcams, after the death of Sansovino, by St marks square webcams Scamozzi in — The building was said by Palladio to be "the most magnificent and ornate structure built since ancient times".
At the end of this building is the Molo the quay fronting the lagoon and st marks square webcams adjoining building to the right is the Zecca mint also by Sansovino completed and now st marks square webcams of the Biblioteca Marciana.
Turning to the left at the end of the Biblioteca one crosses the open end of the Piazzetta marked by two large granite columns carrying symbols of the two patron saints of Venice. The first is Saint Theodorewho was the patron of the city before St Mark, holding a spear and with a crocodile to represent the dragon which he was said to have slain.
This is made up of parts of antique statues and is a copy the original is kept in the Doge's Palace. The second eastern column has a creature representing a winged lion — the Lion of Venice — which is the symbol of St Mark. This has a long history, probably starting as a winged lion-griffin on a monument to the god Sandon at Tarsus in Cilicia Southern Turkey about BC.
Gambling was permitted in the space between the columns and this right was said to have been granted as a reward to the man who first raised the columns. On the far side of the Piazzetta is the side wall of the Doge's Palace with Gothic arcades at ground level and a loggia on the floor above.
Up to the seventh pillar from the front this is the building as rebuilt inwhile the extension towards the Basilica was added in The capitals of the columns of the extended part are mostly copies of those in the front of the Palace. The seventh pillar is marked by a tondo circular sculpture of Venice as Justice above the first floor loggia.
To the left of this, there are two red pillars in front of the first-floor loggia, contrasting with the other pillars which are of white Istrian stone. The red pillars are made of red Verona marble, st marks square webcams.
They may have framed the Doge's chair on ceremonial occasions, but it seems that important malefactors found guilty of crimes against the state would sometimes be go here there.
On the rear corner of the Doge's Palace is a sculpture of the Judgment of Solomon with the archangel Gabriel above. The sculptors are not known. Set back from this corner is the Porta della Carta, st marks square webcams, the ceremonial entrance to the palace, built in fine Gothic style in —43, probably by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon.
Again, st marks square webcams, there is at the top a figure of Venice as Justice, the theme of fair judgment and justice being much emphasised on this side of the palace. Below this, the head of Doge Francisco Foscari and the lion before which he st marks square webcams kneeling were replaced inthe originals having been destroyed on French orders in The statues on either side of the gateway represent the cardinal virtues of Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Charity. Next to this, on an outside corner of the st marks square webcams of St Mark, st marks square webcams, are four antique figures carved in porphyry, a very st marks square webcams red granite.
They are usually known as the Thick ass asian booty and said to represent the four joint rulers of the Roman Empire appointed by Diocletian and were formerly thought to be Egyptian.
Beyond this, in front of the South wall of the Basilica are two rectangular pillars always known as the Pillars of Acre. They were thought to be booty taken by the Venetians from Acre after their great victory over the Genoese there inbut this traditional story has also had to be revised. The pillars actually came from the church of St marks square webcams Polyeuktos in Constantinopleand were probably taken by the Venetians soon after the fourth crusade in The ruins of this church were discovered in and it was excavated in the s, when capitals were found, which matched the pillars.
Beyond these pillars, opposite the corner of the Basilica, is a great circular stone of red porphyry known as the Pietra del Bando Proclamation Stone from which official proclamations used to be read. It has been suggested that this may have formed part of a column on which the so-called Tetrarchs stood. Across the water the Bacino di San Marco at the end of the Piazzetta can be seen the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the brilliant white facade of Palladio's church there.
The history st marks square webcams the Piazza San Marco can be conveniently covered in four periods, but the only pre-renaissance buildings and monuments still standing there are St Mark's, the Doge's Palace and the see more great columns in the Piazzetta. The first patron saint of Venice was St Theodorea Greek warrior saint, and the first chapel of the Doge was dedicated to him. It was probably built about and stood near the site of the present church of St Mark.
In — relics of St Mark were stolen from Alexandria and brought to Venice, and in time the Venetians and the Doge adopted the apostle as their new patron. He was the missionary-apostle who was said to have converted their district; the relics of an apostle would increase the importance of the st marks square webcams and their acquisition was a further step in the gradual process of freeing Venice from the domination of Byzantium.
The relics were temporarily placed in the palace or castle of the Doge, Justinian Partecipacius, who provided in his will for a new church to be built. This first church of St Mark was begun on the south side of the existing chapel; by construction was sufficiently advanced for the relics to be moved there.
At that time there was probably an empty space covered with grass in front of the new go here, but it cannot have extended more than about 60 metres st marks square webcams the west, where there was a stream the Rio Baratario bisecting the area now occupied by the Piazza.
On the other side of this stream was a small church dedicated to San Geminiano, st marks square webcams. The Doge's palace, in the same area as its modern successor, https://sioneinkerem.info/dikdo/webcam-black-screen-obs.php at that time surrounded by water.
The lagoon was to the south, the Rio di Palazzo the canal beneath the Bridge of Sighs to the east, and another stream to the north between the palace and the church. There was an inlet simply hd webcam boy porn seems the lagoon occupying much of the space now covered by the Piazzetta and this seems to have been used as a dock for the city.
In there was a rebellion against the Doge and the church was set on fire. The wooden parts, including the roof and wooden dome, were probably lost, but the church was not completely destroyed and it seems to have been rebuilt much as before, st marks square webcams. The new church was finished in the time of Doge Vitale Falier —96and in its main structure this is st marks square webcams present church, though the west front facing the Piazza was then in the Romanesque style with undecorated brickwork like the exterior of the apse today.
It had five domes, but their exterior profile was low, unlike the present high, onion-shaped structures. Great changes to the area came when Sebastiano Ziani was Doge — Venice was growing in importance and the Doge was a very wealthy man.
He initiated the changes which created the piazza as we know it, st marks square webcams. The Rio Baratario was filled in and the church of San Geminiano on the far side was demolished and rebuilt much farther back at the western end of what became the Piazza. An orchard which occupied part of the area was acquired from the convent of St marks square webcams Zaccharia and the Doge bought up a number of buildings which obstructed the site.
By his will he left these buildings to the state and in due course they were demolished to clear the area. The rebuilding of the 9th-century Doge's palace also commenced in his time as Doge. The area of the piazza was now defined by the erection of buildings on the north and south sides. On the north side were the procuratie, residences and offices for the procurators of St marks square webcams Mark. The original procuratie were a range of two-storey buildings with a continuous arcade of stilted i.
The ground floor rooms were let out for shops to provide an income. These buildings remained in place for about years and we can see exactly how they looked in in Gentile Bellini's painting of a procession in the piazza. InConstantinople was captured in the course of the 4th Crusade and, st marks square webcams, both at that time and later during the 13th century, much learn more here material was taken from the city and shipped back for the adornment of Venice.
This included marbles and pillars for the facade of St Mark's, the two square pillars in the piazzetta known wrongly as the Pillars of Acre and probably also the Pietra del Bando near the south west corner of St Mark's and the four porphyry figures known as the Tetrarchs, which were eventually installed near the entrance to the Doge's Palace from the piazzetta.
The two great granite columns in the Piazzetta are usually said to have been erected aboutbut it is now st marks square webcams more probable that this was done in the time of Doge Ranieri Zeno —68 about ; the bases and capitals are 13th-century.
Their origin is unknown, but Chios st marks square webcams suggested as possible. A statue of St Theodore but not the present statue was in place by It was also at this time, in the later 13th century, that St Mark's was being given its new west facade embellished with marble and mosaics and trophies from Constantinople, including the four horses.
The original 9th-century Doge's palace was soon found too small for the number of patricians sitting on the Great Council after the right to do so was made hereditary inand rebuilding started in Work was held up by the Black Death in but the first stage was completed by This comprised the front part of the palace facing the lagoon, but in the St marks square webcams the new building only extended to the seventh pillar back from the front corner, st marks square webcams, now marked by a circular relief of Venice as Justice on the outside of the first-floor arcade.
Further back, part of the old palace, known as the Palace of Justice, remained, much as it had stood for about years. Because of the great expense involved, nothing more was done st marks square webcams many years, but www video indian the Doge Tomaso Mocenigo insisted that for the honour of the city the remaining part of the old palace should be demolished and the new part extended.
Being the widest swath of flat, open land in the water-bound city, it has long been a popular meeting place for Webcamss and visitors alike. The Piazza's rectangle design was once a showcase for the city's aristocracy and is most impressive remarkable, gay webcam fuck manporn are its sea approach — a reminder of Venice's centuries-old legacy as a powerful maritime republic.
Called "the drawing room of Europe" a quote attributed to NapoleonSaint Mark's Square was named after the unusual and stunning Basilica of the same name that dominates the east end of the square. The slender Campanile di San Marco, the Https://sioneinkerem.info/nuunuu/hairy-squirting-on-webcam.php bell tower, is one of the square's most recognizable landmarks.
Constructed in the 9th century in front of Saint Mark's Basilica and the adjacent Doge's Palace, the square was enlarged in the 12th century after a canal and dock were filled in. The campanile bell tower was rebuilt three times—the latest version was finished in In the 16th century, during the sack of Rome, Jacopo Sansovino fled to Venice and constructed the lovely Loggetta del Sansovino, used as a council waiting room for the Doge's Palace.
The Piazza was squars paved with bricks in a unique herringbone pattern. But inthe terracotta blocks were replaced with natural stone. On the waterfront, the paved areas, known as La Piazzetta little ewbcams and Molo jettyare overseen by two 12th-century columns. Atop each is a statue of Venice's two patron saints: Saint Mark in the form of a winged lion, st marks square webcams, and Saint Teodoro Theodore, st marks square webcams.
Saint Mark's Square is the epicenter of Venice — almost everything in the city revolves around it. In the summertime, the square is teeming with tourists, but fall and spring see somewhat fewer crowds. Winter, webcxms wet and webca,s, can madks very romantic and ethereal. No matter what time of year you visit, here are some ,arks to do and see on Venice's Saint Mark's Square.
Inside, st marks square webcams, the Basilica's museum contains a fascinating collection of carpets, liturgies, and tapestries, along with the bronze Horses of San Marco, brought back from Constantinople during the 4th Crusade.
Rising feet above the Square, the freestanding tower has a loggia that surrounds its belfry st marks square webcams five bells, topped by lion faces and Venice's version teen fucking old man Lady Justice La Giustizia. Crowned by a pyramidal spire with a golden weathervane in the likeness of the archangel Gabriel, the tower was last restored in after it collapsed 10 years earlier.
Fun Fact: InGalileo used makrs tower for an observatory and to demonstrate his telescope. The Doge essentially functioned as the king of Venice, and his massive palace functioned almost like a self-contained city. The former assembly halls, apartments, and harrowing prisons are part of the self-guided or guided tours available here.
Located across from the Piazzetta, it has an array of Greek, Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian artifacts, as well as pre-protohistoric archaeological finds. There's also an impressive collection of 16th-century works acquired over the centuries from Venetian nobility.
It maintains thousands of works printed between the 16th and 17th centuries and is believed to hold the greatest collection of classical texts in the world. Not only that, but it is among the oldest public manuscript depositories in Italy still in existence. One of 11 sg museums in Venice, st marks square webcams, it displays a wonderful collection of Venetian art and historical artifacts.
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