By Andrew Brookes
Хронология войны над Италией во время Второй Мировой Войны. Много интересных фотографий.
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Its name (meaning “high bank”) was gradually condensed to Rialto and assigned to the city’s legendary commercial district. Dorsoduro (“hardback”), across the Grand Canal from San Marco, is the only zone whose primitive name designates a contemporary sestiere. Seaward from San Marco were two smaller regions, Gemini—the twin islands—and Olivolo, the island of olive groves. This region alone, among all the areas of Venice, was once fortified, a fact that is commemorated in its modern name, Castello.
Mark’s Basilica is a vision of the apostolic process as it is codified in history but also as it comes into the present through the celebration of the Eucharist. While the presbytery illustrations tell the history of a single apostle, Peter, and his follower, the evangelist Mark, that story is only one of many that could be told. The rest of the twelfth-century mosaic program of San Marco tells the apostolic story in universal terms. While the presbytery program springs from the image of the Pantocrator, this all-encompassing story of the apostolic movement unfolds from three figures in the apex of the three sequential domes in the presbytery, crossing, and nave.
The multiple narratives of St. Mark that decorate its interior document this transformation. The earliest mosaics retelling the saint’s legend acknowledge his ties to the mainland city of Aquileia and Egyptian Alexandria. The last mosaics in the church recount episodes in the saint’s afterlife that cancel out any past not connected with Venice. The San Marco we see today is the much-embellished third state of a church built, according to legend, soon after the arrival of Mark’s relics in 829. (11) The first structure on the site suffered a disastrous fire in 976 and was extensively repaired or rebuilt shortly thereafter.