|funeral hearse on the water
|the Bridge of Sighs
|Campanile at Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square)
|St. Mark's Basilica under renovation
|Beautiful Gold Mosaics over the door...just a taste of what was to come
|note the size of the people at the bottom
|the beautiful gold mosaics are only lit from 11:30-12:30 during which their glittery beauty is on display
|beautiful mosaics are on the floor as well
|lunch at the Florian
|me and my sweetie
|Danny taking a break on one of the many bridges
|stopping for a little gelato
|The oldest paper store in Italy
|our coffee stop
|We were certain we were drinking decaf when they served it with the Hag pouch!
|the view toward La Salute
|these red chandeliers were scattered throughout
|beautiful mosaics on the floor
|The size of the cruise ships compared to the buildings is quite jaw dropping
|That's a cruise ship to the right of La Salute
|I tried to take this picture as straight as I could to show that this tower is actually leaning
|there were stacks of platforms everywhere, preparing for the tide rise that occurs beginning in October. They put these out as walkways for people so they aren't wading through the water to go everywhere.
|This guy (bald head) was belting out a song for these gondola riders.
|stopping for a cookie snack
|in our "neighborhood" as the Howards would say
|our supper spot
|when closed, the roll down door has this adorable bird painted on it.
|interesting artwork inside
|tortellini with prosciutto and cream