Europe Vacation: Venice, Italy – Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) and the Ponte Di Rialto
I had a lot of fun with this page. Venice was my favorite place on the trip and I wanted to remember all of the wonderful parts of it. This spread celebrates two famous bridges in Venice.
On the left hand side is Ponte dei Sospiri, the Bridge of Sighs. This bridge went between the prison and the the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and many people could be heard weeping as they went from the court rooms to the prison. I was able to walk over the bridge myself and so included pictures from the outside of the bridge and what it looked like from inside the bridge.
The right hand side is the Ponte Di Rialto, a very luxurious bridge made of marble that has many expensive gold and jewelry shops built right onto it. Again I used photos of the bridge combined with photos taken from the bridge together on the same page. The color theme for these pages came from the opulent stores on the Ponte Di Rialto and the amazing works of art in the Musei Civici Veneziani – the museum that is housed in the Palazzo Ducale.
Venice is also famous for its Masquerade balls and masks and so I had to make sure some masks made it onto this page. You will also notice that I again used slivers of the background pages to serve as end borders for the opposite pages to help tie them together.
- Diesel to pay £4m to clean Venice’s Rialto Bridge (telegraph.co.uk)
- Italy Project Pt 1: Venice (ripplesoftruth.wordpress.com)
- Midnight In Venice – Venice, Italy (travelpod.com)
- Italy Project Pt 1 of 3 : Venice (ripplesoftruth.wordpress.com)
- Europe Vacation: Venice, Italy – Gondolas (mascrapping.com)
Categories: Europe Vacation 2002