Wordless Wednesday: Piazza San Marco

One good thing about traveling in the spring: when the weather is cool and rainy, the crowds are minimal. We waited only a few minutes to enter the Basilica and take the elevator to the top of the clock tower. Unobstructed photo opportunities surrounded us at all times.

Do you see the platforms set up around the square? They provide dry pathways for tourists to walk when the Grand Canal overflows its banks. Apparently the square flooded the day before, but all water drained away by the time we arrived. Fortunate…

*View other Wordless Wednesday photos here and Wordless (on Tuesday) photos here.


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