Ponte Chiodo (Nail Bridge) - Venice by paolo1955

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Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – Italy – Venice and its Lagoon 1987

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Ponte Chiodo

Another detail of significance: the bridges of Venice originally had no parapets. The parapets which you see were added long afterwards their building to prevent too many people from falling into the water!
This type of accident was so common that Il Gazzetinno, the newspaper of Venice, had in the past a daily chart which listed the names of people who had fallen into the water the previous day. There is one remaining bridge in Venice without parapets, it is in the sestiere of Cannaregio and spans over the rio of S. Felice: The Bridge of Chiodo. It is also necessary that you know that the bridges of Venice are also places of life.
If you notice, you will see that day and night, people stop on the top of bridges, to have a rest, to look at water, to smoke a cigarette, but also simply to speak to each other, as if they were better up high?
We even lived just beside a bridge in Venice and all the day and night we could note these behaviors of stopping atop the bridges. For this reason, I will share a small amusing anecdote.
Every night, at about 10 pm, a Venetian of about sixty years old came home after having obviously drunk too many glasses of ombra(wine). And systematically he stopped at the top of our bridge, faced the rio and ranted in loud voice for a good dozen minutes. The echo of his voice, amplified by water and facades of houses undoubtedly delighted him. Then, extremely satisfied he went home only to begin again the next night!,,,,,,,,,,(this is also Venice)

Nikon D100 Sigma 28/70

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • goddarb
    goddarbover 3 years ago

    Lovely photo and description. At this time of year a visit there would be heavenly.

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated!

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and anecdotes Paolo!! :)

  • Thanks ever so much Keith, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Morning Features

    Outstanding Work!

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • AroonKalandy
    AroonKalandyover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

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    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    (PLEASE READ:=> I’m giving awards out to six works for each member at a time so be sure to SUBMIT ALL SIX as soon as possible!)_

    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!


    – paolo1955

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Just wonderful, Paolo!! I feel so lucky to have gotten to visit Venice many years ago…but also dearly wish to return there once again someday!!! :)))

  • THANK YOU Laurie

    – paolo1955

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago

    I LOVE IT !!!

  • Grazie Guendalyn

    – paolo1955

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