National Geographic : 1940 Mar
BRIGHT FACETS OF ITALY'S GRANDEUR I- © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by 1S. Anthony Stewart VENICE, SEA-IO(RN CITY OF LIQUID STREETS, BOASTS A WORLl )-AM)O'S S(ItARE Italian flags tly from staffs commemorating medieval victories in Cyprus, Crete, and Greece. High above the rich decorations on the Basilica, a tall statue of the city's patron saint, St. Mark, spears the sky. Visitors feed flocks of pigeons to cafe music. An Italian quatrain epitomizes four Piazza charms: "In St. Mark's Place three standards fly; Four famous horses paw the sky; (behind flag) A clock tower scans the passing day; Bronze giant Moors beat time away.