St Peters Square Vatican City

St Peters Square Vatican City Rome Italy

St Peters Square Vatican City

Rome, Italy

St Peters Square Vatican City Rome Italy

St Peters Square Vatican City

View over St Peters Square Vatican City Rome, Italy from the top of the Dome of the Basilica, with the City of Rome stretching to the horizon.

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The dome is reached by first a lift, then by a narrow staircase that hugs to the inner wall of the dome before exiting onto a narrow exposed balcony that circles the top of the dome with 360 degree view over he city of Rome far below. 

St Peters Square Vatican City Rome Italy designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Roman Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.

By Roman Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. Tradition and strong historical evidence hold that Saint Peter’s tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter’s since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the time of Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, replacing the Old St. Peter’s Basilica of the 4th century, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.

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Venice High Tide

Venice High Tide

Venice High Tide

 Venice high tide a composite of the photo below

Urban photo St-Marks-Venice

The above image was captured early on a September morning standing at the entrance to the Piazza known as the Piazzetta di San Marco looking towards the waters of the lagoon.  

Landscape photos by The Scottish Landscape Photographer who has sold art photos across America and Europe as large fine canvas prints and framed wall décor. Ideal for hanging in your home or office.

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Piazza San Marco Venice

Piazza San Marco Venice

Piazza San Marco Venice Italy this image is not actually in the Piazza San Marco, it was taken at the entrance to the Piazza known as the Piazzetta di San Marco looking towards the waters of the lagoon.
Landscape photos by The Scottish Landscape Photographer who has sold art photos across America and Europe as large fine canvas prints and framed wall decor. Ideal for hanging in your home or office.

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Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America production facility and delivered "ready-to-hang" with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Piazza San Marco Venice Italy Royalty Free and Rights Managed images available from the World's Greatest Artists and Photographers at Getty's prices.

All images copyright © Alex Saunders. All rights reserved. Copying and/or distributing these images without my permission is strictly prohibited.

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Every print purchased from myself is manufactured at Pixels (Fine Art America) production facility and delivered “ready-to-hang” with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Royalty Free and Rights Managed images available from the World’s Greatest Artists and Photographers at Getty’s prices.

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