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The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 13:41
Viewed: 1147
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bridge of Sighs:- "The bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars.It connects the New Prison with the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

The view from the Bridge was supposed to be the last view that convicts saw before their imprisonment.

The bridge's name, given by Lord Byron, in the 19 century,comes from a suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.

This is probably an exaggeration, as the days of inquisitions and summary executions were over by the time that the bridge was built.Plus the fact that actually very little could be seen through the windows."
Whatever the truth of its naming, it is still one of the most well known bridges in Venice.

Thanks for looking.

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Ola jean
always a pleasure to look venice ad its good and interestings details,
good composition.
um abraço

Hello,always a marvelous sight ! This shot holds its own with the best.Friendly regards Otto.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2013-11-27 18:44]

Hi Jean,
a nice sharp image and an interesting note - I didn't realise that the Bridge of Sighs in Oxford, England looks quite different from the real one in Venice, I assumed it would be a copy

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-11-27 20:24]


quelle beauté Venise sueprbe perspective sur ce canal avec ces façades ce pont et la gondole en fond sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Jean...nice shot. I took the exact same photo some years ago. This architecture is fantastic. Good work on the focus and exposure.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-11-28 3:26]

Such a poetic naming to a dramatic scene of yester year.
Always a joy to see this one, each time, in a different light.


Hi Jean

A good view point which captures the essence.

Bom dia Jean,
I have also given many sighs seeing this beautiful place.
Right now sighed deeply, because I wish I had signed this photo. :D
Here everything is beautiful.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-11-28 7:39]

Really good focus used here Jean,clear sharp details from foreground to background,a little drama from a poet adds to the mystery & charm of this beautiful city,which your images keep reflecting.TFS

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-11-28 10:50]

Hi Jean
To me this is a classic Venice image. Very sharp with all the details on the bridge very clear.

Nice choice of pov with interesting view and good details. Nicely done

Ciao Jean, great view of famous bridge, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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