Sunset at the Campanile – Venice, Italy – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo.
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In the middle of St. Mark’s Square in Venice lies the Campanile. The bell tower was originally built in the 9th century but was damaged by fire and earthquakes throughout the years. It has been restored several times in it’s life but in 1902 it finally collapsed. Personally I think it’s impressive that anything could last that long.
The work to reconstruct it was completed in 1912 and it was created to look exactly like the original. It has marble pillars and five bells in the belfry. Each bell is used for a different purpose – from proclaiming the end of the work day to announcing executions. A golden weathervane of the archangel Gabriel guards the Campanile from above.
The last day we were in Venice we happened to be strolling around St. Mark’s Square right around sunset. I decided to go to the top to see if I could get some photos of Venice from above while Randy stayed below. As I got to the top I walked around a bit peeking through the windows at some of the views. I spotted this couple overlooking the city and immediately they grabbed my eye. It could’ve been the warm light pouring in through the windows or the ageless way they seemed so comfortable with each other. Were they on their honeymoon? Perhaps they had met the night before? I wasn’t sure. But to enjoy an astonishing view of a timeless city in the arms of your affection can’t be a bad way to end the daylight hours.
I took two quick photos and then walked around to find my own window to watch the sun slowly fade over Venice.
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