By The Sea

An idyllic waterfront promenade in Venice curves gracefully. This area is prime tourism property, so traffic – both the pedestrian and seafaring variety – is high.

A Horological Centrepiece

St Mark’s Clock is an astronomical clock housed on Piazza San Marco. I’m not sure how to interpret anything from the clock, but it sure looks pretty. In Moonraker, James Bond disposed of a villain through this clock. Nothing so exciting happened when I was there.

Basilica di San Marco

The St Mark’s Basilica sits beside the Doge’s Palace in the eponymous St Mark’s Square, Venice. It had its roots as a temporary building to house relics from Alexandria, and was rebuilt many times over a few centuries. The facade of the basilica evolved greatly over time, as sea faring Venetians incorporated a great many …