Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

The Bridge of Sighs, in Venice, connects the Doge’s Palace to the old Prisons. The bridge owes its name to Lord Byron, and it comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh crossing the bridge toward their dungeon. It represents of course a big change in one man’s condition, going from freedom to confinement. Today you can easily take pictures of this world famous monument from the other two bridges that cross the same canal, next to St. Mark’s Square. I suggest to go there during daytime as the light get between the buildings and enhances their rough facades. At night it is illuminated artificially in a really patchy way, making it a true challenge to expose the scene properly.

Two images embedded at 28 mm, f/5.6, morning light.

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