“Venice appeared to me as in a recurring dream, a place once visited and now fixed in memory like images on a photographer’s plates so that my return was akin to turning the leaves of a portfolio…”
– Gary Inbinder
The Rialto Bridge (seen here at the background) is the oldest bridge built across the Grand Canal in Venice. It also houses rows of shops selling various Venetian items and is a very busy bridge.
A young man rowing his gondola to work early morning in one of the smaller canals of Venice.
It was said that the Piazzetta di San Marco is not part of the Piazza San Marco but an open space which lies between the Doge’s Palace on the east and Jacopo Sansovino’s Libreria on the west. It serves to connect the Piazza itself to the quayside lagoon.
Leaning Tower of San Pietro, Venice.
“Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built.”
– Fernando Pessoa
The various exterior and interior shots of the beautiful ancient palace.
As one of the main landmarks of Venice, Palazzo Ducale or the Doge’s Palace is a grand palace once built to house the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Now it remains as one of the many museums in the city.