Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Bridge of Sighs, Venice


When I took this photo, I thought I was standing on the Bridge of Sighs as I was using a rather inadequate map. Now I know better. The bridge in question is the covered one high above this canal. It is said to be where convicted criminals got their last view of Venice through its windows as they passed from the interrogation room in the Doges Palace on the left to the prison building on the right. Its name is derived from the sighs of these unfortunates.

2 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

Thank you! The book by that name was one of my favorites read last year. Now I know what it looks like. (The book isn't about Venice)

Jean Knill said...

That's good Joan.

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