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Bridge of Sighs by Rhonda Strickland

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(please listen to the music that inspired this image :o)

There will be a time for you and I
To stand upon the bridge
To look ahead and to decide
If together we cross this bridge.

We will weigh the options & the worth of love
We will look below, we will look above.
Will we turn to see if we care enough
To stand on the strength of our love?

If it’s not to be will we know?
Will one of us hear the others’ cries?
While standing alone will we know
That this was just our Bridge of Sighs?

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Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower

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My Bridge of Sighs
A history of the Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge in Venice, northern Italy . The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. It was designed by Antoni Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge), and built in 1602.

The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice out the window before being taken down to their cells. In reality, the days of inquisitions and summary executions were over by the time the bridge was built and the cells under the palace roof were occupied mostly by small-time criminals. In addition, little could be seen from inside the Bridge due to the stone grills covering the windows.

A local legend says that lovers will be granted everlasting love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the bridge and be in love and happily married to a blissful husband or wife for the rest of their life.1

The bridge and the walls of the palazzo facing towards the bridge are under construction and currently the view does not live up to the expectations.

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Fractal Image created in Apophysis 3D Hack with an Incendia image added. Used Fractalius on blending layers. Post treated completely in Photoshop. Used my own textures with layer masking. One of my first abstract creations using fractals.
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    WOW!! This image, and the music has blown me away. Your art is becoming more and more powerful Rhinda, and this one is one of your best -(again!!!) The blending here is so skillfully done and the colours and mood are magical. Stunning work dear friend.

  • Thank you so much Anna. . . heard the song and I just had to create this. Music is an integral part of my being and I have finally found a medium that allows me to express that part of myself – it’s really very exciting for me. . . Thank you for appreciating this, and I am so glad you like the music. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Rhonda this is sublime. I love it. I feel as though my senses have been overloaded with this beautiful image and the music. It’s a fav right away.

  • Thank you so much Sue (I hope the overload it wasn’t painful LOL – although it sounds as if it was pleasurable :o)
    So happy that you love it & faved it!! Makes me very happy

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 5 years ago

    An amazing work Rhonda.

  • Thank you so much Elaine, I am glad that you think so :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Rhonda, well done.
    David xx

  • Thank you so much David, I am glad you like it (big smile)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • myxtl
    myxtlalmost 5 years ago

    A wonderfully creative work. Deep & provocative.

  • You have made me very happy that this image produces those feelings for you. thank you for commenting :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 5 years ago

    Creative, Wonderful

  • Thank you very much Kel, (big smile) – - glad you think so.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 5 years ago

    brilliant image ……………RT great geetar player

  • Thank you, that you think it is a brilliant image makes me very proud.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Oh yes, Robin Trower is amazing… as is this song…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • izzybeth
    izzybethalmost 5 years ago


  • Aw, thank you so much izzybeth… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Headcrime
    Headcrimealmost 5 years ago

    Great work!

  • I appreciate your comment as I am a huge fan of your work. Thank you for visiting, again, a proud feeling eminates from my being :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • saEnarts
    saEnartsalmost 5 years ago

    very interesting concept.

  • Thanks so much saEn :o\ – the song just inspired this image & it came together. Appreciate the visit.

    – Rhonda Strickland

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