the rialto

Posted by franz (Baden, Austria) on 6 March 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

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rialto bridge across canal grande is probably venice's most famous bridge, perhaps more famous even than the bridge of sighs (number 2 in the series). designed by antonio da ponte and opened in 1591, it was the first stone bridge to span the canal. "two inclined ramps lead up [the sigle span] to a central portico. on either side of the portico, the covered ramps carry rows of shops. the engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious that [future ruin was predicted]. the bridge has [obviously] defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of venice." (from wikipedia)
it remained the only bridge across the canal until 1854, when the academy bridge was built during the austrian occupation of venice. today, there are four bridges and eight "traghetti" (gondola ferries) across canal grande.

Pentax K-x 1/30 second F/14.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

6 Mar 2015 8:56am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

J'aime bien l'équilibre des zones ombre lumière, et la mélancolie du lieu et de l'image.

6 Mar 2015 9:28am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très image de ce pont si célèbre!

6 Mar 2015 9:33am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique..... bel angle de prise .)

6 Mar 2015 1:29pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb POV and nicely framed b@w.:-)

6 Mar 2015 2:07pm