National Geographic : 1922 Jul
CATHEDRALS OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLD 107 V Uonaiu vicicelsn THE PIAZZA OF VENICE THE CHURCH OF ST. MARK, AND THE NEW CAMPANILE The domes of St. Mark reflect a Byzantine influence. The new Campanile, 322 feet high, is an exact reproduction of the original bell-tower, begun in 874, which fell in 1902. Pigeons are said to have been kept in the square since the crusader Dandolo received valuable information by carrier pigeons while besieging Candia. They were formerly fed at the expense of the city, but are now dependent upon the charity of visitors.