Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri, Bridge of Sighs, Rio de la Canonica, Ponte del Rimedio, Venice
Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) by Antonio Contino, 1600
Rio de la Canonica, with Ponte del Rimedio in background
Venice, September 2013

“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 (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge) and was built in 1600.” (Bridge of Sighs, Wikipedia)

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