Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Before the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting.” 

from In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje

"The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (officially known in Italian as the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and commonly known as Saint Mark's Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roam Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807." 

from Wikipedia

Photos of the exterior of Saint Mark's 

"Which of the horses
we passed yesterday whinnied
all night in my dreams?
I want that one."

from Stories from Kansas

 by William Stafford

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