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Trepponti - Three Bridges

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page March – 12 – 2013

Views 860 at January – 21 – 20132

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Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/320 sec

F-Stop f/11

Focal Lenght 20 mm

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D300

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used


Top Ten Challenge Finish in Featured For A Challenge Group – Nature’s Mirror… # 009 Challenge March – 09 – 2013


Featured in Featured For A Challenge Group February – 01 – 2013


Placed 2nd in Quality Art & Photography Group – AMAZING BRIDGES OF THE WORLD Challenge APRIL – 18 – 2012


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International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration or Cultural Property

Pallotta Bridge

The Trepponti, or otherwise called Ponte Pallotta , is probably the most well-known civil monument. Its name was taken from Cardinal Giovan Battista Pallotta (1631- 1634) who commissioned the construction of this monument at the beginning of the 1600’s. At that time it was a fortified gateway to the city for those arriving from the sea towards the navigable canal. It was a contemporary hydraulic waterway which brought water rich with fish and drift-wood donating good living conditions and certain prosperity to the inhabitants of the lagoon. Luca Danese (1598-1672) from Ravenna designed the pent arch bridge. This was a new foundation for Comacchio after being abandoned by the Estense to the raids of the Venetians. Danese not only designed Ponte Pallotta (Pallotta Bridge) (the canal has his namesake) but also Ponte di San Pietro (St.Peter’s Bridge) and Ponte degli Sbirri (Policemen Bridge). He called the bridges two in one and three in one due to the number of arches that supports them. One single arch acts as a crossway for the other four canals that flow through the town areas of Sant’Agostino, Borgo, San Pietro and Salara circling and crossing the town. The initial drawing, though not lacking in purity, has changed through the centuries adapted for practical and aesthetic reasons. These changes added two watch towers and six handsome pillars at the top of the flight of stairs which we can see today.

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