Venice
2006
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and faded colors of the houses..
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I came to San Marco, not as crowded as it might have been.
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It's a great place for kids, with lions to climb
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and birds to feed
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and brilliant mosaics to admire.
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Restorations were not always reconstructions; this is a late mosaic.
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The setting sun catches the gold.
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and I take the pictures that remind me of those I took fifty years ago.
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The twins are still on the corner of S. Marco
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And the lion still guards the entrance (exit) to the Doges' Palace
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with its diaper patterned walls..
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Inside its courtyard
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and looking out its windows
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the lacy walls shine brightly
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Inside it's all golden baroque
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and you can look out as you pass through the Bridge of Sighs.
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you can look back at it from the other side
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or back on it once you've left.