St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Explored by a Tiny Hippo

Tiny Hippo in Fornt of the Arco Foscari

Join me as I burrow about Doge’s Palace and the Basilica San Marco.

The Tetrarchs and a Tiny Hippo

These ancient fellows like to keep secrets.

Piazzetta San Marco

When visiting the Basilica San Marco be sure to visit the balcony for great photos.

Tiny Hippo Takes a Selfie

I was trying to master the art of the “selfie” while I was in Venice, did I do it right?

Tiny Hippo in Fornt of the Porta della Carta

Here I am in front of the 15th century entrance of Doge’s Palace.

The Giants' Staircase with a Tiny Hippo

This is the Giants’ Staircase, unsurprisingly, there is a swing just for Tiny Hippos stung across the stairs.

Mars and Neptune of the Giants' Staircase

The backsides of Neptune and Mars looking over the Giants’ Staircase, they have no shame!

The Courtyard Between the Basilica and the Palace

The courtyard between the basilica and the palace was lovely in the afternoon light.

Tiny Hippo in Venice

Hope you enjoyed my quick exploration of these treasures of Venice, until next time, toodle-pip!

Tiny Hippo Enjoys the Tastes of Italy

Tiny Hippo in a Purse

I know that traveling can be overwhelming, but keep faith there is always something grand to look forward to.

Tiny Hippo with Gelato

Like this marvelous gelato I found at La Torinese in Bologna, Italy.

Tiny Hippo with Espresso

After the gelato, I enjoyed a wee cup of espresso. Now I can conquer all my travel adventures!

 

 

Tiny Hippo and Leonardo da Vinci

There is a great Leonarado da Vinci exhibition happening in Venice, the best part is that you get to play with all of the machines!

Da Vinci Exhibition Venice

The da Vinci exhibition is being held in a church in Venice.

Tiny Hippo Testing da Vinci Tool

This device shows how ball barrings can be used to move Tiny Hippos around with great ease.

Tiny Hippo uses da Vinci Machine

This auto-locking wheel must have been used to lift very heavy cakes.

Tiny Hippo uses Cam Hammer

Leonard da Vinci must have used this machine to crack open nuts when he was feeling peckish.

Da Viinci's Vertical Ornitottero

I am afraid he may have made this flying machine a bit too small for Tiny Hippos to use.

Da Vinci Hang Glider

This glider looks more suited to my kind, I knew old da Vinci wouldn’t let me down!

Tiny Hippo and da Vinci Machine

I just don’t know about this one, the sign says it is a dredger, but it looks more like a cranberry thief.

Da Vinci Gears

After all the excitement of touring so many da Vinci creations I need to unwind for a bit. See you next time!