Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
San Marco Orb
Photograph - Photography
An orb lamp outside a street-side cafe reflects Piazza San Marco - Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza". All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called "campi" (fields). The Piazzetta (the 'little Piazza') is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco "the drawing room of Europe". It is one of the few great urban spaces in Europe where human voices prevail over the sounds of motorised traffic.
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April 7th, 2010
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