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15 June 2011

Hello Venice _ pt 2

The Bridge of Sighs.

The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges in Venice. The Bridge of Sighs was built in Istrian stone, baroque, and was built in the early seventeenth century by the architect Antonio Contin, by order of the Doge Marino Grimani, whose coat of arms is carved on it.This picturesque bridge in Venice, located a short distance from Piazza San Marco, crosses the Rio di Palazzo connecting with a double step, the Palazzo Ducale to the new prisons, the first building in the world built specifically to be a prison. Served to the inmates to prisons by those offices of the Inquisitors of State to be judged.
It was given this name because according to legend, during the Serenissima, the prisoners, crossing it, sighed at the prospect of seeing for the last time the outside world.

Approaching the Piazza San Marco, our destination, we can see some souvenir shops, the famous Murano Glass, very expensive because handmade, and the Venetian masks...


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2 comments :

  1. Those masks are amazing. I love the colors and the entire design of them.
    Very nicely done~

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  2. Hi Dorothy L, thank you for stoppin' by. Venetian masks are very popular all over the world and undoubtedly expensive, if you happen to see a documentary about the working of Murano glass, or you'll be impressed.

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