Thursday Doors: St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

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For my door-post this week, I’m featuring the famous St. Mark’s Basilica which is one of the most visited sights in Venice.

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Full disclosure, I didn’t take this photo but downloaded it from Pixabay.com.  I wanted you to see the full view.

The cathedral has a long, interesting history.  A church was built on this spot in 832 to house the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist, which were stolen from Egypt by Venetian merchants.  The church burned down in 976 during an uprising.  It was restored in 1071.

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Photo taken by my daughter, Sarah Cox.

IMG_20200115_092419This Byzantine cathedral is grand and gorgeous on the outside and the inside.

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Taken by Sarah Cox.

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Taken by Sarah Cox
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Taken by Sarah Cox
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Taken by Sarah Cox
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Taken by Sarah Cox

The cathedral is filled with stunning mosaics of Old and New Testament scenes.

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Taken by Sarah Cox

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  If you are interested in learning more about St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, see the following website:

http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-st-marks-basilica/

For my previous door posts from Venice, Italy, check out Thursday Doors: On to VeniceThursday Doors: First Day in VeniceThursday Doors: Along the Canals in VeniceThursday Doors: The Alleyways of VeniceThursday Doors: Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice.

To see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.  Stay safe, stay well!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Magnificent!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheree!

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  2. It looks so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much! =)

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    What an absolutely stunning structure! The amount of intricate detail everywhere is mind boggling. Great shots, well captured. Thanks for sharing these 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Norm. Indeed an enormous amount of detail on the outside and the inside. It was difficult to know where to focus. Loved it! =)

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  4. Ann Coleman says:

    That is just beautiful, and your pictures are great!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann, for the sweet comments! =)

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  5. slfinnell says:

    Love the depicted scenes. I’ll have to check out the website 🙂

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    1. Yes, please do. Thanks so much!

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  6. Teresa says:

    Perfect capture, Brenda.

    Regards, Teresa

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa!

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