Venice - St. Mark's Square

The public center of Venice is Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square). According to Wikipedia, "A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco 'the drawing room of Europe'. ... It is one of the few great urban spaces in Europe where human voices prevail over the sounds of motorized traffic." Early in the day - and early in the tourist season - the cafes that ring the Piazza are relatively unpopulated, as the first two photos show. Later, things get more crowded, and bands at each of the cafes vie to attract customers.


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