Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns

St Mark's Square through The Sky Over Nine Columns by Heinz Mack

St Mark’s Square through The Sky Over Nine Columns by Heinz Mack

Playing again with the installation by Heinz Mack, “The Sky Over Nine Columns”, that amazingly enriches the skyline of Venice and interacts with the city in a lot of different ways. This summer I have been trying to take advantage of this piece of art to photograph some of the most iconic building of Venice (St. Mark’s Bell Tower and Doge’s Palace) on a different perspective or through an unusual artistic frame.

Location: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

What to shot: San Giorgio Maggiore has a small harbor, a renaissance church, a Benedictine monastery, but it also offers a good view of St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon across.

Ideal time to shot: I prefer to be at San Giorgio at sunset, when the light illuminates the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Campanile sideways.

Gear: From wide angles to teles.

How to get there: Public transport water bus stations S. Giorgio (line 2).

Coordinates: 45°25′45″N 12°20′35″E


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10 thoughts on “Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns

    • You are right, it’s one of the art installations placed around Venice during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, until November 2014. There are many, but I find this one especially photogenic, and it add some temporary eccentricity to the venetian skyline. I really love it!

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