¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 decorations might well be called fantastic. The half circles under the arches, and the vestibu^u^le extending across the whole front, are covered with mosaics dating from the 10th century. Altogether inside and out there are 40.000 square feet of mosaics-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The whole exterior has a very dark expression, massive square columns, immensely thick arches. Altogether the church is decorated with 500 marble columns with a variety of capitals.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Opposite the south western corner of St Mark stands the “Campanile” A square tower over 300 ft high. Ascended by a series of incline plains of paved brick within, constantly turning right angles, lighted at every turn. Wife found the ascent not difficult by occasionally resting in the window Arches- Napoleon 1st rode his Horse to the top- The view from the summit, or rather from the arches between the columns, is magnificent- To the East and South the Adriatic with its shipping and many small islands covered with buildings.