Venice is a beautiful city, full of architectural details. These are the windows in the Bridge of Sighs; it was through these shaped openings that convicts saw their last view of Venice before they were imprisoned.
The stairs are known as the Giants’ Staircase in the Doge’s Palace. The staircase itself is not overly large, but there are some giant-size statues atop it. Looking closely, you find these intricate designs on the stairs.
I didn’t edit the colors on either of these, so enjoy them in their natural black and white.
You can find more monochrome at the original Lens-Artist challenge.