St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the square (piazza) of the same name. It is a recognizable symbol of the city.
The tower is 98.6 meters tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a plain brick shaft, 12 meters on a side and 50 meters tall, above which is the arched belfry, housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show walking lions and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel. The campanile reached its present form in 1514. As it stands today, however, the tower is a reconstruction, completed in 1912 after the collapse of 1902.
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davide (1182) 2008-10-19 3:35
thanks for share this beauty photo, very graet POV and technical characteristiques. Well done!
quillo (11856) 2008-10-20 9:10
Hola Pascal ..... una interesante composición de "Caballo y Campanario" ...
buenos colores, buena definición,
felicidades por la idea.
- Copyright: Pascal Rouget (pascalrouget) (393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-350 Zoom, SanDisk SD 2GB
- Exposure: f/8.7, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-19 2:14