This photo of a portion of the Arsenale was taken during an all too brief helicopter flight when I was last in Venice.
An art exhibition earlier in my stay had provided the opportunity to get into the northern entry to the Arsenale, and the chance to prowl around that part of the site. (You can click on any of the images to enlarge them.)
The spirits of the men who had worked here seemed to imbue the area with a special feeling.
By chance, I found that the masegni (paving stones) that had been removed for the work on the campanile in Piazza San Marco, had been brought here for safe keeping . Each one was numbered, and photos had been taken to show where each stone had to be replaced.