Quick stop Venice Sandeep Mathur, 23-24 October, 2015.
I arrived in Venice in the afternoon from a long but scenic train ride from Munich. Since there were no direct connections between Munich and Venezia St. Lucia, I had to change trains at Verona.
A look in the mirror at the Vaporette stop outside the Stazione Di Venezia Santa Lucia, the train station for Venice.
The Ponte degli Scalzi literally, "bridge of the barefoot monks", is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal.
The bridge connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio.
Designed by Eugenio Miozzi, it was completed in 1934, replacing an Austrian iron bridge. It is a stone arch bridge.
A typical alley in Venice
Quintessentially Venice .... Only an iPhone shot but so typical of a Venezian sunset... The golden hues, the gondola....
San Giacomo Di Rialto known as the oldest church in Venice having been consecrated in 421 AD. It was rebuilt in the year 1071 leading to the establishment of Rialto Mercato with bankers and money changers in front of the Church. It is said that the system of Bill of Exchange was introduced here. The clock on the church has always been a bit of a laughing matter as it is said that the clock never keeps the right time.
All roads lead to St. Mark's Square ? Not an uncommon sign in Venice, left or right both turns would eventually lead to San Marco. Don't miss the Bata sign below.
A Glorious sunset from Rialto Bridge ....
A typical Venezian scene, a gondola and lovers out for a romantic evening.
Near full moon night, the gondolas, the Venetian lamps and a view of the San Giorgio Maggiore across the lagoon, can it get any more romantic ?
View of the the St. Mark's Campanile, the imposing 16th century cathedral tower from the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta and forms the focal point of the view from every part of the Riva degli Schiavoni.
The Bridge of Sighs, which got its name because it was used to transport sentenced prisoners from the Doge Palace to the state prison. These windows in the bridge were literally the last look to the outside world for most of these prisoners and would lead to an involuntary sigh as they saw the sea, sky, freedom for the very last time.
A white wedding in Venice ? Can it get any more perfect ?
Palazzo Ducale (Doges' Palace)
The Doges' Palace was the official residence of each Venetian ruler, founded in the 9th century. The present facade was created in the 14th and early 15th century.
St. Theodore's column and the Jacopo Sansavino library.
The Loggetta and Jacopo Sansavino library
The loggetta under the St. Mark's Campanile.
St. Mark's Lion, a symbol of the great city.
One of the two columns that welcome you to San Marco. Saint Theodore is represented on this one while the other represents St. Mark's.
Rialto bridge, one of Venice's most famous sites, the bridge is the heart of the city and offers one of the most spectacular views of the city. Unfortunately the bridge was under renovation on the other side.