Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bridge of Sighs

Ponte dei Sospiri, Bridge of Sighs, Rio de la Canonica, Ponte del Rimedio, Venice
Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), Rio de la Canonica
Ponte del Rimedio in background
Venice, September 2012

“I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs;
A palace and a prison on each hand:
I saw from out the wave her structures rise
As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand:
A thousand years their cloudy wings expand
Around me, and a dying glory smiles
O'er the far times when many a subject land
Looked to the winged Lion's marble piles,
Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles!”
(Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV, Stanza I)

3 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Sigh!

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful.....

Dina said...

And a whole line of gondolas.
Sigh . . . so beautiful.