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The Bridge of Sighs Venice by BusterBrownBB The Bridge of Sighs Venice by BusterBrownBB
The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antoni Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge), and built in 1602.
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful perspective!!
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Nice light... Wonderful postcard from Venice (Veneza), couldn't help myself love the name and sound in Portuguese.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I spent 3 days trying to say it in Italian - amongst other words lol
And thank you - there's only one place to stand to take the pic (unless you are on a Gondola)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You have a good equilibrium on one? I don't think the water would be very clean for you to fall into it. Stay on land, is best!!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can balance fine, just not paying the price!! lol
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Ooops... too much, I bet!!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
80 euros for 40 minutes before 8pm, then 100 euros.
I guess for the experience it's not massively expensive but when you consider 80 euros will get you Bed and Breakfast there....... you can laways split the cost with another couple or two as the gondola holds 6 people and the cost is per gondola not per couple.
We were only there for 3 days and I think next visit we'll go on one.
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
They're completly nuts... Wow... so much, I'll never would pay such prices... since I'm not queen
Oprah, that is.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You'r not? darn, was gonna ask for a new car too! LOL
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GunMetal-Rat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
That Water Is Positively Clean Compared To Back In '63!!!! :sherlock:

This One Jogged My Memory, Dug Thru Me Old Sea Trunk... Viola! The Gondola Souvenir!!!! :lmao:
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the canals are "purged" using big baffles or similar on the front of boats quite frequently. I remember seeing it being done somewhere.
There was only a couple of moments where I could smell the canals, the worst smell was the piles of trash in the streets early morning but they were picked up pretty sharpish.
was a lovely place to spend a few days. My legs are still aching! lol
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GunMetal-Rat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I'm Sure Pollution Control Has Much Improved, Canals Were Covered With An Oil Slick Six Inches Thick From The Two Stroke Outboards Back Then... :nod:
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's funny cos most of the water taxis look like they are from the 60's in the design of them, definately not 2 stroke engines though., more like jets!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Cool shot!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wb from Italy! great photo. its quite a challenge to shoot this bridge with all the tourists gathering around:lol:
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, and yes, it was a little bit of jostling :)
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