Monday, November 06, 2006

Ponte Vecchio ~ The Old Bridge


This bridge was built in 1345 to replace an older one. It is lined with gold and jewelry shops, and has been since 1593. This is the only bridge across the Arno in Florence not destroyed during WW2, and it also survived floods in 1966.
It is, to me, the most picturesque structure in Florence.



The bottom 2 photos were taken while on the bridge, looking back at the river.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy ~ More great photos of Italy thank you. It is certainly a beautiful place. Thank you for the comments and
because we have the ability to see beauty ~ WE will never be old !! Take care Judy, Love, Merle.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is great to take this trip with you Judy...more interesting fascinating places that I would never see without your posts...! WONDERFUL! That bridge is quite something...
Your description of the Gelato made my mouth water...!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, I haven't commented on all your photos but I sure have looked at them all, they are magnificent.
BTW did you realize the comments are turned off on the next post.

Sonia said...

Dear Judy! What a great trip! Love all photos! Like Peter, I have been seeing all pictures but I haven't commmented on all photos!
I can't leave a comment on your current post (November 07) and I don't know why.

Have a lovely day!

trinamick said...

Just getting caught up again. You really got some amazing pictures!

bluemountainmama said...

oh man... i have to go!!!! so beautiful!

srp said...

This was so interesting with all the houses buildings and shops jutting out over the water. I really love the last two pictures. In the evening the colors are amazing.

PI said...

Boo Hoo! I've never been to Florence. A seasoned traveller once said she loved Rome but she adored Florence. Your latest comment box is locked. Fantastic photography.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! i love the carosel in the piazza della republica. so fun!

atpanda said...

Your favorite bridge reminds me of my favorite in England!
http://atpanda.blog.com/236791/

Shephard said...

We found a tiny hole in the wall gellateria, and they had the best pistachio! It was B's fave gellato the whole trip!
We didn't fall in love with Florence. But the art was well worth it (David, The Uffizi, The Bargello), and the Boboli Gardens were very pretty.
I'd love to see where you stayed.
~S

claude said...

I was there last winter. Did you notice all the padlocks on the Ponte Vecchio near the statue of Benvenuto Cellini?
Florence is pure magic