Thursday, 26 June 2014

Carnival of Venice II

Carnevale di Venezia in the Bridge of Sighs
19 Jun 2014 | From Massimo of Italy

Here's another postcard showing the Carnevale di Venezia. In the background you can see the Bridge of Sighs, Ponte dei Sospiri. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It is generally known as one of the finest examples of bridge architecture in the world.

It is believed that it got its name from the prisoners that would "sigh" as they crossed the bridge, probably catching their last glimpse of the outside world. Another story says that if a couple kisses under the bridge Bridge of Sighs, Venice while drifting below on a gondola at sunset, they will enjoy eternal love. Thus, the "sighs" are said to come from lovers who are overwhelmed by the romance of the whole scene.

No comments:

Post a Comment