| The lions that guard it are bas-relief, not 3D
|| As you can see, they're almost tromp l'oeil
|| The church on the square is the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo
|| I went on out to the ferry at Ospidale, to Murano here
|| and Burano
|| Though touristy, Burano has good food, here the speciality of calamares en su tinta
| and canals of their own, brightly colored
|| like houses throughout the town.
|| Always, plants in windows.
|| and little squares.
|| Always, colors and more colors.
|| even at the waterfront.
| It was a bit muggy when we returned to Venice
|| But it was late, and S. Marco was not very crowded.
|| I went up to the museum, where this fascinating deconstruction is displayed.
|| and you can get a close-up view of S. George.
|| plus bits of mosaic from places now reconstructed.
|| You walk out onto the balcony where the replicas of the horses live.