Photographer's Note

Piazza San Marco of Venice is seen here from the top of the famous Campanile which stands 98.6 metres above the watery 'streets' below. Visitors are able to pay to ascend this tower through an elevator and squeeze their way through the crowd at the top to take in the vista below. This view looks west to mainland Italy about 5 kilometres away across the inner lagoon. The square is not so crowded as you can see, due to the high temperatures during the day of my visit (35C+). Everyone was seeking shade and enjoying some gelato. The photo was taken through a mesh of wire just large enough to pass the lens of the camera through so it was a little tricky to get the right composition but I am rather happy with the result. I will post more photos in the future from the view up here featuring other directions that show a bit more water. Later in the day the higher tide brought small lakes of water rising into the square. This was nothing on the scale of a king tide which can warrant the use of planks to elevate pedestrians above the wet square but it gave me a hint as to what it would be like.

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