San Giorgio Maggiore
San Giorgio Maggiore has got to be one of my favorite things to look upon in the world.
While as a destination to go to it's pretty swell as it is a lovely little island with some really spectacular architecture on it, the main role it always ends up playing for me is the beautiful structure that's seen in the distance - either as the background to a colorful scene filled with gondolas, or as a paradisal and mysterious island floating in the grand canal.
Perhaps it's not the role it thought it would play when it was build, but like any great backdrop, the scene just wouldn't be the same without it. And that's worth celebrating as well.
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