The Ponte Pietra (Italian for "Stone Bridge"), once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genua to the Brenner Pass passed over it.
It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but rebuilt in 1957 with original materials. (wikipedia)
From what I managed to get to known it is one of the oldest bridges in the city and it replaced the former wooden one. The bridge’s eventful history and the preservation of elements from all periods, from ancient times to the present, have made the bridge a symbol of Verona’s history.
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Dragut (14) 2013-02-22 8:48
Very nice picture. Composition is well done. Italia is so...beautiful.
adramad (27556) 2013-02-22 9:07
Wow ...... that extraordinary composition, with such beautiful details, fantastic POV, capturing the beautiful bridge, and two interesting towers, has captured all the beauty, the medieval atmosphere of this beautiful city.
Ideal this colorful so natural.
Superb sharpness and the perfect lighting.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice weekend.
saxo042 (31802) 2013-02-22 9:30
Verona is indeed a very beautiful and interesting city and this picture shows a very fine part. A beautiful bridge and a well composed picture with the church at a pleasant third. Soft and and subdued colours and an interesting note!
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-02-22 9:39
Ciao Kamila, great view of fantastic bridhe, beautiful composition with fashinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dta (51480) 2013-02-22 9:41
Hello Kamila ,
A very well chosen POV , to compose the picture with an excellent balance between the two towers and the bridge . A splendi light combinated with a greay sky .
Well done .
Nicou (97775) 2013-02-22 9:42
Quelle compo et image superbe vue sur ce pont en couleur ocre super cadrage et ensemble merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-22 9:52
The viewpoint is chosen to highlight the bridge and the city whose tower very cleverly. Excellent exposure of the photo. An interesting photo. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Romano46 (4956) 2013-02-22 10:01
dovevi essere particolarmente ispirata a Verona perchè in questa città hai scattato delle fotografie molto belle.
Anche questa è bella nella composizione e si pregia di colori apprezzabili oltre che di splendida luminosità.
Ottimo risultato da un buon soggetto.
Complete e ricche di notizie le tue note
Ciao e buon fine settimana
cornejo (18116) 2013-02-22 11:00
Hi Kamila, nice and interesting bridge, very good pov chosen to take this nice photo, well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job superbly done, congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Greetings and best wishes from the south of Spain.
federico (1601) 2013-02-22 11:35
great perspective you give to the whole composition
nice colors too
rogerl (770) 2013-02-22 12:21
Great POV and nice color. I love the different shades of brown and yellow against the green of the water. Well-composed photo, with the two towers close to the one-third point and the bridge joining them.
chawax (14906) 2013-02-22 12:22
A well composed picture, very well balanced. You had not a fantastic light but the colours are nice anyway.
carlo62 (12636) 2013-02-22 13:58
una delle bellezze classiche d'Italia, ripresa in modo classico, ma sempre bello.
Peccato non aver avuto la fortuna di avere un cielo più bello, ma il risultato è comunque ottimo.
tedesse (22124) 2013-02-22 17:14
Wspaniale pokazalas ten symbol Werony!
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, pokazujaca romanski most sw. Piotra i stara architekture w pieknych kolorach i dobrej ostrosci. Bardzo dobrze zrobione zdjecie.
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-02-22 18:16
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jcpix (3325) 2013-02-22 18:58
I don't know how to say this without sounding as if I'm diminishing your photography skills, but I have to ask...Is it just me, or is it virtually impossible to take a picture in Italy without it being something good? :) Of course, I only mean that as a compliment because this is another fine job you've done in creating this image. I really like the contrast of the dark sky, with just a trace of clouds, that gives a deep mood and makes for some great color contrast. The arrangement is quite lovely, I particularly like your placement of the tower. You've given everything enough depth so that it doesn't appear to be sitting right on the bridge, a well chosen point of view. Sharp detail and exposure have also helped set the atmosphere. Great shot!
Have a wonderful weekend,
cargus (6460) 2013-02-22 21:48
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
jjcordier (62366) 2013-02-22 22:24
Très bon cadrage de ce Ponte Piera de Verona avec ces vielles façades en arrière plan.
holmertz (26980) 2013-02-23 6:19
This is a very well balanced photo with attractive, subdued colours and perfect exposure. The fine view of the beautiful structures is accompanied by an informative note, making this a perfect contribution to TE.
energypolice (188) 2013-02-23 7:14
Outstanding photograph of Ponte Pietra, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, good background and lighting.
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-02-23 8:49
Very nice shot, your composition is perfect here to showcase the bridge, and the architecture and towers in the background. Thanks for sharing
All the best
Cricri (86501) 2013-02-23 9:53
Tout bon choix du POV du pont offrant la vue sur les deux tours ancienne et récente, bon détails et couleurs, très belle présentation
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-02-24 8:19
A classical catch of the wonderful old city. Well done, have a fine new week.
fabbs99 (5499) 2013-02-24 20:05
Amazing shot Kamila
Nice lights and exposure with good sharpness
Very well done
All the best for the Happy Week ahead
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-02-25 4:23
architektura jest tak piekna,ze nawet pochmurne niebo nie jest w stanie zepsuc tutaj niczego.Powiedzialbym nawet ze moze i jest w tym przypadku atutem-znakomicie dobralas tutaj kontrast,tak ze budynki wygladaja rewelacyjnie na tle szarego nieba.Super prezentacja i wykonanie.
macjake (39235) 2013-02-25 15:38
you're showing us all the beautiful places in Verona, what a city!
love the 3 arches, and how it passes through the frame.
the buildings in the bg are just as charming and elegant.
rustic and photogenic, nice shot
abmdsudi (26295) 2013-02-26 6:25
I love the dark grey sky, it's indeed a gift to keen-eyed photographer and the spanning brightly lit ancient bridge take it to another level as strong focal. This shot has summed it up very well making the best of the opportunities, Wonderful shot, Congrats
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-26 11:37
Very beautiful arch bridge as lead-in to the view of the historic buildings along the river.
The tower at the right has a splendid entrance gate of the old town.
The image is very well balanced and the red and yellow colours make the buildings stand out well against that grey clouded sky.
Best regards, Paul
amaryllis (30149) 2013-02-27 2:48
Bonjour à vous
un très vieux pont bien mis en valeur avec les contrastes surtout la couleur du ciel, l'église en arrière plan, l'entrée que l'on aperçoit avec la voute après le pont, un beau cadrage et une belle architecture
yquem46 (32295) 2013-03-05 11:35
Some good ones in your gallery in my absence
I especially like this one, well composed and of excellent quality
Best regards, have a nice evening
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-11 8:38
You post many beautiful pictures & it's difficult to choose which one to comment on.
This is a picture post card from Verona, a scene I am not familiar with. The old bridge looks good spanning across the frame. The Campanile is a strong focal point as is the other tower just across the bridge. Well done!
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-21 11:26
Very nice picture of a very famous and attracive Ponte in Verona!Very romantic place, very elegant architecture and a beautiful postcard!