Built in ancient times by the Etruscans, the bridge was allowing access over the Arno. Slowly, with so much traffic going over it, a few enterprizing parties decided to set up shop on the bridge itself.
Between 1565 and 1800, an upper level was added, as was a back row of shops. All this increased trade not only helped Florence grow, but the new shops also gave the brigge structure and strenght.
Since then, the number of shops increased tremendously.
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poulinp (4530) 2006-06-19 13:25
Magnifique vue, la réflexion est belle grâce à une eau bien calme. Les contrastes forts font ressortir les détails architecturaux. Et évidemment, j'aime bien ce ciel couvert aux nuances subtiles.
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-19 13:57
Magnifique photo Robert. Les couleurs du ciels sont du plus bel effet pour cette photo de ce pont si pitoresque. Bravo.
veve (4189) 2006-06-19 14:36
Very beautiful place!
I like the colors and the reflection on the water!
sam224 (6215) 2006-06-19 14:48
Great shot of the old centre of Florence. I like the reflections of Ponte Vecchio in the river and the contrast with the dark clouds in the sky.
clnaef (6289) 2006-06-19 14:59
Variation sur un thème connu mais quand le thème est parfaitement traité c'est un plaisir que de le retrouver.
Sekhmet73 (4149) 2006-06-19 15:58
Very beautiful shot. The sky is absolutely amazing as the reflection in Arno river. I played with your shot, hope you like the ws I'm posting.
markstaples (15670) 2006-06-19 15:59
Une excellente prise!! La composition est parfaite, les reflets sont beaux mais j'apprécie surtout ce ciel chargé. La qualité de l'image (couleurs, netteté ...) est sans faute. De l'excellent travail!
king (2905) 2006-06-19 16:56
Nice picture of a famous spot.
You'ra a lucky man with this sky during your visit. Above all I like the saturation and the capturing.
Huub de K.
jjcordier (78388) 2006-06-20 0:57
Magnifique image du Ponte Vecchio, Robert!Ce ciel tourmenté donne une lumière superbe qui met parfaitement en valeur l'architecture de ce pont mythique. Très beau cadrage incluant le campanile à gauche.
Angshu (56462) 2006-06-20 6:08
Excellent photo of the famous impressive bridge. The colours are accentuated by the dark clouds & the reflections are beautiful. I like it a lot
pasternak (15181) 2006-06-20 8:39
Nice view of the famous bridge... from the unusual side! Most of the time it's photographed from the other side, so your photo is quite refreshing. I like the colours, the sky and the reflections of course. Goes to my theme.
izmirli (3987) 2006-06-20 19:34
bonjour dear robert
wonderful reflection.interesting bridge.
very good composition and sky. well done.
thanks for sharing.best regards.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-06-21 3:28
beautiful view, amazing colour contrasts, and what I like most, the water reflections...very well done!
Have a nice day, Ivana
fserajian (2295) 2006-07-13 18:44
Hi Robert, Nice shot , like the reflections and colour contrast. Well done,
paura (47166) 2006-09-11 16:11
This is really a very beautiful shot. The sky, the reflections and the colors are well resolved.
flatwin (2181) 2006-10-07 3:30
un beau cliché avec de superbes refelts ds l'eau
pablominto (53746) 2007-05-01 5:22
The town on the bridge!
Good point of view and impressive details are captured, pleasant reflection and the architecture comes out very well...
A fine atmosphere, maybe there will be rain maybe not but the cloud formations are awesome!
gbeli (2010) 2007-05-25 13:38
Beautiful photo of Florence, a magnificant city.
Nice POV and colors.
I also like the cloudy sky and the reflection on the river.
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-22 9:21
I have been there too and know quite well about the difficulty to get a decent composition of this great place, Robert. Your POV and the resulting composition ius quite convincing. I especially like the tower at the far left side sticking out of the building complex.
amstel (2388) 2007-08-01 2:09
nice composition with the clouds giving the photo a different dimension.
gunbud (34066) 2007-08-06 17:45
Wow what a wonderful bridge that might take you all day to get to the other side. Stunning reflection of the bridge and city buildings in the still Arno. The colors are exceptionally clear and the details strikingly sharp. I love the bell tower peaking of the top of all this beauty.
boa (6269) 2010-09-21 14:23
i haven`t been to Florence for many years but i can still remember the beauty of this city. I like your Pov of this old shot, there are also fine reflections and good light, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
ikeharel (62111) 2010-09-23 1:53
For a moment I thought this was a digital image, Robert.
This is the best scanned picture I'd ever seen - very clear, sharp and well contrasted.
The place is marvelouse.