Category: Cityscape Photography
Posted: April 4, 2019

on the Grand Canal, Venice.

nice view from the gondola

by supergold

Point of View Contest Entry 
view of the famous Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, taken from a gondola on the Grand Canal.
The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was finally completed in 1591. It is similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up 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 architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted future ruin. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice.
Today, the Bridge is one of the top tourism attractions in Venice.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None cropped

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