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Archangel Michael and the Dragon

Archangel Michael and dragon

Continuing with the dragon theme, here's a mosaic in Basilica di San Marco. This one has a loop in his tail too but not a double spiral like the dragon-snake.

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Wow, how did I ever miss that? Incredible! Did you take that photo?

Hey Girasoli, yes I took it without a flash and didn't think it would come out, but it did. When you go upstairs to the Museo and look out over the balcony towards the downstairs of the Basilica, this mosaic is to the right. I don't think you can see it that well from downstairs but you are right next to it when you go upstairs.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, great photo and without flash it came out really bright showing all of the wonderful colors.

Thanks for posting this great photo! I like the theme continuation.

sandrac:

This is very beautiful, Annie. I love dragons!

I missed this mosaic when I was in San Marco 2 years ago -- clearly, a good reason to return (even if I have to wait until 2010 and our big GTG in Venice!)

Fabulous photo, Annie! I love the bright colors. I'll have to put this mosaic on my list of things to see next time I visit Venice.

Beautiful photo! What an image.

Anne:

That is brilliant. I loved the mosaics in San Marco, but I too missed this gorgeous one.

OOOOOOOOOOH Cool! That is a GREAT dragon! (and a great angel too...) Thank you for PLAYING in my dragon hunt!!!

That is wonderful. It's a beautiful mosaic and perfect for the dragon challenge.

It seems that the angel took the idea of the dragon hunt very seriously -- though I am certain Melli didn't want them killed! ;)

Beautiful photo and lovely bit of history sharing as well. thank you!

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