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