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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 359                       Venice

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-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The interior is profusely decorated with mosaics and frescoes in the Byzantine style bronze and gold mixed

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.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The floor, mosaic in small pieces has sunk so unevenly as to be even difficult walking without especial care sometimes sinking 12 inches within a yard-

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.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 To the west, the railroad highway crossing the shallow waters of the

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 [-Campanile-]

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