Rain and flooding had swamped part of the Piazza San Marco.
Even part of the church floor was awash.
But this is Venice. They are used to dealing with water.
They had put up boardwalks and we tourists traipsed around on them.
It certainly kept us from going places we weren't allowed.
(There were a lot of them in San Marco.
Entrance to the church is free but all of the 'incidental' areas require paid tickets,
like the treasury-- which I did go to.
Lots of dingy bones in undusted, unpolished reliquaries.
I like bones-- I am a ghoul--
but these were dismal even for me.)