The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark. Venice. Italy. 01-19th-2019...La Basilique Saint Marc. Venise. Italie. 19-01-2019
ENGLISH DESCRIPTION FURTHER DOWN:..La basilique cathédrale Saint-Marc, à Venise, est la plus importante basilique de Venise. Construite en 828, reconstruite après l'incendie qui ravagea le palais ducal en 976, elle est, depuis 1807, la cathédrale du patriarche de Venise. .San Marco est un des six sestieri de Venise dont il constitue le cœur depuis la fondation de la Sérénissime...ENGLISH:..The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (Italian: Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco), commonly known as St Mark's Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco; Venetian: Baxéłega de San Marco), is the cathedral church of the Roman 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 been the city's cathedral only since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello....Detail of the gable showing Venice's patron apostle St. Mark with angels. Underneath is a winged lion, the symbol of the saint and of Venice..The basic structure of the church dates from roughly 1060 to 1100, and the large amount of subsequent work has essentially been to embellish this rather than replace elements. The famous main facade has an ornamented roofline that is mostly Gothic, and the gold ground mosaics that now cover almost all the upper areas of the interior took centuries to complete. In the 13th century the external height of the domes was greatly increased by hollow drums raised on a wooden framework and covered with metal; the original ones are far more shallow, as can be seen on the inside. Without this, they would not now be visible from the piazza...For its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold). It achieves an Oriental feeling of exoticism, partly through blending Byzantine and Islamic elements, but remains unique, and essentially a product of Italian workers of all sorts.
ID Photo : Italy_Venice_IMG_0026
Auteur : Jean-Luc Cornu, Jean-Luc CORNU
Dimensions Photo : 2.2 Mpixels (6,18 Mo décompressé) - 1800x1200 pixels (15.2x10.2 cm / 6.0x4.0 pouces à 300 ppp)
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