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Ponte dei Sospiri

Bridge of Sighs
Venice's famous Bridge of Sighs was designed by Antonio Contino and was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Spanning the Rio di Palazzo (Palace River), the bridge was intended to connect the Old Prison and interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace to the New Prison, which was situated directly across the river. There are a few theories as to how the bridge got its name. The first one involves the prisoners that walked across the bridge on their way to the executioner. The prisoners would "sigh" as they crossed the bridge, probably catching their last glimpse of the outside world, many believed.Even though by the time the bridge was built summary executions at the hands of the inquisitors had ceased, many prisoners probably did cross the bridge and may have not seen freedom again... at least not for many years.

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Irene Wehrli15-Apr-2016 17:45
Postcard, Jose - how wonderful!
Jim Yolda09-Apr-2016 10:48
Beautiful comp and capture. Classic of this city!
MarcViskens09-Apr-2016 05:55
What a beauty José
Buz Kiefer08-Apr-2016 17:51
Excellent composition and a lovely exposure, Jose. Well done. Big vote.
Frank Tran08-Apr-2016 17:14
Great POV. V+
lucanton08-Apr-2016 16:22
magnifique composition! V
bill friedlander08-Apr-2016 16:20
A fine shot of this world famous bridge. So many stories hidden here. V
Tom LeRoy08-Apr-2016 15:05
The classic shot that aways is so nice to get. Well done! V
Nick Paoni08-Apr-2016 14:35
Great POV for this shot. V
Jim Coffman08-Apr-2016 14:04
Great shot, Jose! These waterways are so intriguing!
Walter Otto Koenig08-Apr-2016 13:20
Great perspective and so nice with the placement of the gondola. "V"
Patricia Kay08-Apr-2016 12:53
Wonderful details in this beautiful scene Jose... BV
Patrick Goossens08-Apr-2016 12:52
A must see and a great capture of it.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal08-Apr-2016 12:22
Beautiful captured, love the compo. BV
marie-jose wolff08-Apr-2016 11:48
very beautiful and classic image of Venezia, great perspective! V
peterjay4508-Apr-2016 10:41
Well shot, Jose.
Yvonne08-Apr-2016 10:25
I assume you captured this from a bridge... superb shot Jose! v
Graeme08-Apr-2016 09:31
Beautiful view of this water way, Jose. V
David Lewins08-Apr-2016 09:17
Wonderful capture with good detail.
Johnnie Rogers 08-Apr-2016 07:59
Classic view, the Gondola adds much to the composition ~V~
Helen Betts08-Apr-2016 06:52
Excellent perspective for this famous landmark, and perfect with the gondola in view, too. V.
Gerard Koehl08-Apr-2016 06:33
Superbe prise de ce célèbre pont. V
Sam Rua08-Apr-2016 05:29
Nicely captured, José. Thanks for the BG information. I am always learning so much from you.
Kansold08-Apr-2016 04:46
Nice one......
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