The View from San Giorgio Maggiore

Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute from San Giorgio Maggiore
Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute from San Giorgio Maggiore

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San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore through The Sky Over Nine Columns by Heinz Mack
San Marco and Palazzo Ducale through “The Sky Over Nine Columns” by Heinz Mack

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Resplendent

San Marco and Palazzo Ducale through San Giorgio Maggiore's harbor
San Marco and Palazzo Ducale through San Giorgio Maggiore’s harbor

 

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Gondole waiting

Parked gondole waiting for prospective passengers
The gondola promises a royal treatment for the duration of the tour,
the only boat that can make such promise.

It’s not the brocaded seat that attracts me,
but the long oar and its fulcrum, the forcola.

I have no desire to sit.
I want to stand and row.