The Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, is a mediaeval bridge over the Arno River in Florence, the capital of Tuscany. It is believed that a bridge was first built here in Roman times but was swept away by floods in 1117 and 1333. The present bridge was rebuilt in 1345 and has 3 segmental arches. The Germans did not destroy it during World War 11, apparently under the instructions of Hitler, but access to it was obstructed by the destruction of buildings at both ends.
The Ponte Vecchio is for pedestrians only and has always hosted shops, the first ones being butcher shops but today it has several jewellers, coin dealers, art and souvenir shops.
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Bilsew (105) 2008-05-02 5:28
great picture, I loved the reflection
npecanhuk (66816) 2008-05-02 6:54
Great picture with nice colors and a superb reflection of the bridge!
TFS - Congratulations!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil
Gdouble (0) 2008-05-02 7:30
Beautiful point of view and superb light
Valerka (8171) 2008-05-02 8:49
It's a lovely bridge upon The Arno river.
A good take,but,I'm not sure whether the thus coloured frame is the right choice.
Jeppo (17645) 2008-05-02 9:17
you choose the right good POV to have a pleasant angular reflection.
this is one of the most beautiful and famous corners of florence!
v_vicky (1035) 2008-05-02 11:09
nice composition..and great colours.
cobra112 (15589) 2008-05-02 15:57
Really amazing reflection. Colours like in a painting.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-05-03 18:06
A beautiful part of Florence, well captured,clear scene with lovely natural looking pastel colours. Nice reflections.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-05-05 5:06
Colourful and bright picture! I like the little houses within the bridge - very interesting architecture. Great reflection too.
patdeph (35748) 2008-05-14 1:27
le point de vue sur cet étrange pont couvert est bien choisi!J'aime l'angle qu'il forme avec la maison jaunes,et avec les reflets,la photo est remplie de couleurs et je trouve ça très beau!En plus,la lumière est superbe,le bleu du ciel merveilleux!