St. Marc’s Square, or Piazza San Marco in Venice is one of the few places in the world that has centuries of stories to tell. You can stand at any point within the Piazza, turn a full 360˚ and have witnessed 1700 years’s worth of remarkable history in a split-second. Piazza San Marco has always been the gateway to Venice, and to one of the financial superpowers of the world (yes, even now). My children, captured in this image chasing the many flocks of pigeons that come to scavenge for scraps left by the thousands of tourists that pass through its ancient colonnades and across its gleaming white marble flagstones daily. So many people in one place with their own stories to tell in that moment that I decided to press the shutter-button to take the shot, and of course myself and my love for Venice that inspires me to return to this one spot time and again. I wonder how many children have chased pigeons in this exact same spot over the centuries? I wonder also if my own children will return and remember this moment too?
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