The Mask of Venice.

7 12 2012

Left Top: A view from the campanile in St. Mark’s Square.
Left Bottom: (L to R) Jane, Mary Kate, and me on the bottom of the island of Venice.
Right Top: One of the famous Venetian masks.
Right Bottom: Some of the gondolas, covered for winter.

 

Venice

I can understand why so many tourists flock to this picturesque city–they’re afraid that if they go later, it will be completely underwater. Haha, no, I’m just kidding.

But Venice is an incredible place worth every second of its touristic approach. Built on piers of Slovenian wood, the city holds many churches, towers, and a number of incredibly famous architectural features. It’s almost impossible to turn a corner without finding something of significance. In some places, it appears the citizens got bored or ran out of room and decided to build something directly in front of a historical facade.

I don’t really think that Venice runs on many industries besides tourism, which is somewhat eerie to think about, as there aren’t really malls, business firms, hardware stores, or the like, and they can’t exactly have urban sprawl.

“In that day people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel. They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands . . . You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.” ~Isaiah 17:7-8,10

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