|Basilica di San Marco, 1881, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The church at |
its best in the mid-day sun. He even included impressionist pigeons.
|This seldom happened in Renoir's time.|
|San Marco and the Doge's|
Palace plan. The cathedral is
in the upper left area.
|San Marco cross-section. The |
magnificent gold plated domes
seen from the outside, are largely
fake shells covering much smaller
hemispheric domes on the inside.
|As compared to numerous other European cathedrals, San Marco has the |
look and feel of an overdressed, overly made up, sadly aging dowager.