Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice, Italy

Connecting the Doge's palace with adjacent prison is the Ponte dei Sospiri, commonly known as the "Bridge of Sighs." Lord Byron helped to popularize the belief that the bridge's name was inspired by the sighs of condemned prisoners as they were led through it to their execution.

The wikipedia article is here.

The Bird's Eye view is here.
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