Great photo and composition. Venice has more of a Byzantine/Eastern influence in its architecture and art than do other cities in Italy. The mosaic icons at the entrance of the church remind me of Eastern Orthodox icons. I did notice this type of mosaic in Florence, also.
Absolutely. They owned Istanbul, Greece and Crete for a long time. They were the first real European Colonists........first Bank anywhere. A very good book to read is: Peter Ackroyd Venice: Pure City. Thank you so much.
Exactly............this is NOT a first for Venice..................your Constitution in the US was 'derived' a lot from Venice. They were the 1st Colonial Power in the World. Please read: Peter Ackroyd. Venice I telly you Harry these bunch of Islands are probably the most magnificent History of the World. They continued to 'defy' 2 Popes