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Ponte di Rialto

Posted by
Ragnar (Moss, Norway) on 27 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Here it is, the oldest bridge over the grand canale, the Rialto bridge! It is one of only 4 bridges crossing the grand canal. The first bridge on this spot was built in 1255, but it was later replaced by the stone bridge that is now in place. The bridge was first planed in 1503, but it was not complete until 1591, and it is said that the stone bridge is remarkable similar to the wooden bridge that was its predecessor.

The bridge was designed by Antonio da Ponte, and in his contemporaries claimed the bridge would fall to ruin because of it's design. I guess he is proven wrong by now! Today the bridge is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Venice.

OLYMPUS E-420 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 100 14 mm

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LM from Aix en Provence, France

Superb photo, well done

27 Oct 2009 8:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a first class shot, I like it lots.

27 Oct 2009 6:47pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Lovely shot - is this taken from the water bus stop.

28 Oct 2009 12:48am

ed from Montreal, Canada

Thanks for this great series on Venice. It takes me back... Great work!

28 Oct 2009 2:59am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Ragnar! ;-)

28 Oct 2009 11:38am

Sorcerer from Bangalore, India

wow!!!!!!!!! amazin beautiful..

8 Nov 2009 12:40pm

1/200 second
ISO 100
14 mm