Scaliger Bridge, also called the Ponte di Castelvecchio, is celebrated by historians as "the most audacious and wondrous works of the Middle Ages in Verona." Completed within three years, almost certainly between 1354 and 1356, was built by order of the Cangrande, which aims to ensure its stronghold on the river rising a separate escape (od'accoglienza relief) to the Tyrol, where he reigned his son Louis of Bavaria. The manufacturer's name is shrouded in mystery.
A document of 1495 indicates that as the Bevilacqua, who designed the castle. Some scholars have suggested instead, on the basis of the many similarities between the bridge of Castelvecchio and the Ship, a common authorship, attributed to John Ferrara and James of Gozo, but no documents support this theory.
His strength allowed to cross the bridge, virtually intact, five centuries of history and the most severe spate. In 1802, after the Peace of Luneville, the French beat the tower, which stood on the left side of the river and removed or a large part of walled battlements. In 1824 they proceeded to the restoration of the main pylon, partially eroded by the course of the current, while ten years later the walls were restored and reopened the roads.
For the majestic giant medieval, the end would come the evening of April 25, 1945, by the explosion of German mines. The reconstruction works began in February 1949, was completed in 1951. The rebuilt bridge is very faithful to the original.
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jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-05 6:59
The architecture, spectacular and interesting is cleverly highlighted. Point of view, framing and quality are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
eldancer1 (17106) 2013-01-05 7:34
Wow! Awesome capture of this ancient bridge! And, thanks for the wonderful information. It still amazed me to see structures built thousands of years ago still standing and functional. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (26982) 2013-01-05 7:44
Så du hittade en bild i alla fall. Ja den här har ju fler färger än den förra och är utmärkt väl expnerad. Dessutom är det en vacker bro som ger bilden djup och vars bruna färg kontrasterar fint med den gröna träraden. Fullt med flanörer ger liv och färger.
jhm (122490) 2013-01-05 8:12
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Lovely taken out of the hight with wonderful result.
Nice depth and perspective, excellent angle.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
This gives a very well image of this country.
Excellent composition and good combination and colors .
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dip (21921) 2013-01-05 8:36
a beautiful photo taken from an excellent point of view with perfectly sharpness,clarity and lighting,
thanks for sharing,
rychem (9264) 2013-01-05 9:19
Interesting high POV, beautiful structure of this bridge, I like the shadows of battlements, great sharpness and lighting
jacquest (14192) 2013-01-05 9:33
The POV is excellent to present this bridge and it's interesting architecture. I like the animation created by the people and the DOF. The good light enhances the colors and brings very good sharness of details.
Sonata11 (28391) 2013-01-05 10:59
this ancient bridge you captured magnificent way from great POV. An amazing architecture and very attractive for tourists. Fantastic work and thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I like it a lot.
All the best and have a great WE,
UlfE (13732) 2013-01-05 11:03
Ett fint högt perspektiv och även om det finns en och annan röd tröja långt bort finns tillräckligt med rött tegel och varma och attraktiva färger i alla fall. fotgängarna ger också mycket liv till bilden. Tack för titten och ha en bra trettonhelg!
boa (4313) 2013-01-05 11:17
härliga miljöer att besöka och naturligtvis perfekt för en fotograf. Tyvärr så har jag bara rest förbi Verona men nu kan jag se vad jag har missat(var det inte Romarna som lärde sig att bygga valv först förresten?)Jag tycker du har valt en bra plats för ditt foto, man ser en stor del av bron samtidigt som man skymtar en del av staden mellan träden som ger en lugn och behaglig bakgrund. Skarpt och fint foto med vackra färger.
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-01-05 12:04
Hello Gunnar, a very beautiful angle used to show this historical and famous bridge in Verona, a very attractive city to me! Interesting and useful note along with a panoramic view! Very nice picture!
npecanhuk (53919) 2013-01-05 12:18
Beautiful ancient bridge!
Attractive and eye-catching picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
pajaran (36282) 2013-01-05 12:35
Dobar tekst o mostu sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
lep pogled na stari most i kule ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the bridge with the given data, and history ...
a nice view of the old bridge and tower ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, Beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice shown.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
Fis2 (73146) 2013-01-05 14:00
Interesting POV and composition.
Super colors and sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2013-01-05 14:02
Hi dear Gunnar
Seeming like a great stone bridge to have long history and great appearnce. Maybe view from far point is also so wonderful. As usual clear and sharp image andeed, early summer mood is so fashinating. Thanks a lot and have a beautiful Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
jjcordier (62394) 2013-01-05 22:39
Joli point de vue sur ce curieux pont de Vérone très bien éclairé. Bon cadrage.
Bonne année 2013.
Royaldevon (17811) 2013-01-06 2:10
Good Morning Gunnar,
I feel I must visit this lovely place! You really have whetted my appetite for Verona!
Excellent, sharp details and a fine guide from the bridge into the distance. The castellated shadows accentuate the guiding bridge.
Have a lovely Sunday,
lousat (57724) 2013-01-06 12:48
Hi Gunnar,beautiful point of view to take this bridge of Verona,the best sunny day to take a trip there,magnificent advertising for my country.ehehe..Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
TopGeo (37994) 2013-01-06 22:45
Hello Gunnar! . Excellent capture, fantastic place of bridge and daily life,and top quality landscape photography ! Excellent composition and framing! Faultlessly light management, wonderful colours and amazing perspective! Congratulations!
claudeD (24201) 2013-01-06 23:53
very fine summer picture with excellent colors and perfect clarity. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Graal (88982) 2013-01-07 1:43
an interesting view of famous bridge in Verona. Good shot from high POV. Superb quality of photo. Well photowork and note.
Have a nice day.
vasilpro (40194) 2013-01-07 10:08
Wonderful composition,, beautiful view to that interesting bridge, lovely light and colours, excellent POV, TFS!
After many days today is my first day in 2013 writing critiques to my TE friends, so Happy New Year, Vasilis.
fanni (13868) 2013-01-07 11:13
beautiful sunny view! I like the composition, with this slightly curved bridge which takes us towards the beautiful greenery in the background :)
little bits of red are a really nice addition :)
Cricri (86535) 2013-01-07 21:35
Bon choix du POV, la vue permet de mieux apprécier l'architecture particulière du pont, la profondeur, bonne lumière et détails des pierres
annjackman (13233) 2013-01-08 0:04
A fascinating bridge and interesting note. There are lovely details and textures on the brickwork and a I like the warm tones of the old bricks. Your viewpoint is excellent and the bridge is shown in its surroundings very well.
Best wishes for 2013.
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-01-08 4:23
The composition works very well with the curvy castle pathway leads smoothly extending the depth. Taken from this strategic high viewpoint has lots of advantages as we can get to see human activity and clearly being part of vital elements, while the eye still hovers around. A rewarding shot, a good combination of subtle colours, light and shadows with fine details rendering a breathtaking view. Well done.
serp2000 (29242) 2013-01-08 4:34
It reminds me a Karlson's point of view. Another interesting photo from lovely cute Verona. I was there one year ago and I did not saw so bright colours. These teeth of the wall remind me the Moscow Cremlin. Another work of the italian architectors.
clic (11045) 2013-01-08 6:14
You chose a vantaged point of view to show the historic bridge's first magnitude and most interesting is the absence of modern artefact in decor that could spoil the spirit of by then!
I can easily imagine armoured knights crossing the river on this outstanding refurbished work!
emka (58224) 2013-01-08 14:22
Hi Gunnar, You found a very good POV, somewhere high. Excellent view of this famous bridge. I like the bricks and dense green trees behind it. Superb diagonal composition, colours, sharpness also first class. verona is such a marvelous city, deserves much more attention here on TE.
larsy (28) 2013-01-08 23:44
Första intrycket jag fick var att det var en rekonstruktion, men man kanske får ett annat intryck på plats.
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-01-09 1:03
Ciao Gunnar, great POV on fantastic bridge, lovely composition with a lot of walking people, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ktanska (21527) 2013-01-09 3:02
Very special bridge, that indeed has style of old castles. I'm glad to read that it was reconstructed soon after WWII. Very nice green background too. And I like those shadows showing clearly the outline of walls.
dkmurphys (36857) 2013-01-09 7:13
Very picturesque scene from the heights of the fortified bridge. I like the atmosphere and the colors. Well taken!
kennyblack (4139) 2013-01-10 9:54
Beautiful view of the bridge seen from Scala 'high. Excellent capture and POV.
Very sharp and well contrasted detail and natural color. Thanks for the great job.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
Buin (42084) 2013-01-11 6:47
Ein rundherum interessanter TE-Beitrag, der auch "woanders" gefallen wird ;-)) Dieser Blick gibt einen guten Überblick über dieses architektonische Juwel, das leider vor der deutschen Zerstörungswut nicht sicher war. Gut, dass es rekonstruiert werden konnte. Ich finde diese "Schwalbenschanz-Zinnen" (swallowtail pinnacles) in den südlichen Ländern immer wieder faszinierend. Man kann mit dem Auge richtig herumwandern und viele Details entdecken. Dieses Foto gefällt mir sehr!
Herzliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende für euch beide! Hier ist es wieder winterlich - aber ohne Schnee.
tyro (13149) 2013-01-18 5:02
This is a spectacularly beautiful view of this lovely bridge, perfectly composed and taken in glorious light. The colours and details and sharpness are superb and the addition of people milling about on the bridge is an added attraction.
A fascinating note too.
SWEETFREEDOM (18423) 2013-01-19 5:35
good p.o.v. and excellent colors and details.
for the weather we have today 0 degrees and it's snowing.
delpeoples (45018) 2013-01-20 21:58
Hallo dear Gunnar
How sad to hear that this beautiful bridge was one of the many victims of World War II. Needs must in desperate times, I suppose. But glad to hear that they re-built it so quickly and so faithfully. The POV you have achieved is impressive, with superb colours, sharpness and depth of field. I like the play of light and shade on the ramparts of the bridge and it is also lovely to see those remarkable mountains in the background, thanks to your excellent DOF.
A lesser-known Italy, one that I very much miss and hope to see again soon.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-21 12:45
I visited the same place only few months ago in November and the bridge very much but never got so high. Also, the weather then was absolutly depressing with all the rain and fog. I like nice and cheerful colors in your photo as well as POV you chose - it decidedly gives different perspective of the bridge.
Thanks for sharing
ourania (12469) 2013-01-21 13:16
you've created a superb, deep and comprehensive composition from a well selescted point of view. You've made the most of the view you captured thanks to the excellent sense of depth and perfect sharpness and clarity that make all the details of the view and the movement of the people so vivid. I love the textured walls, lovely light and rich contrasting colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
macjake (39235) 2013-02-01 17:03
this certainly is a great piece of architecture isn't it. amazes me that they can build such great structures with such little science as it was in the 1300's.
the POV gives such an effective viewpoint for us.
jemaflor (69035) 2013-04-20 8:32
Good pov on this original and nice old bridge, beautiful brightness, a photo well managed.
Sarasparky (85) 2013-04-29 16:52
The funny thing is that I live in Verona but I' ve not picture of It! Thank you for sharing one of the most famous sight of the city. I hope you enjoyed your stay.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (31802)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 6:35