Florence Series #1 Ponte Vecchio by Night

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Keith Richardson

Port Melbourne, Australia

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    Slim fitting one-piece clip-on case
    Protective Lip Weight Thickness
    Yes 15g Lightweight 3/64 inch Single Layer

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  • One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and lightweight
  • Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports
  • Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case
  • Minimal impact on overall device size, for extra protection, try Tough Cases
  • Compatible with Qi-standard wireless charging

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Visit the Florence Series Journal for links to the other images in this beautiful series.

I suppose that there are millions of photos of Ponte Vecchio, its visual and historical appeal is so strong. I walked all around, and across it, in daylight, dusk and at night.
The oldest bridge in Florence, it was spared by the retreating German army who destroyed the other 5 bridges across the River Arn. Probably going back to Roman times with its stone pillars and wooden planks; it was built in stone but then newly destroyed by a flood in 1333. It was built again twelve years later, perhaps by Neri da Fioravante (or Taddeo Gaddi, according to Giorgio Vasari).
The five arches became three and the main part was widened. The shops, housed under the porticos, first belonged to the Commune which then rented them out. But later on, towards the 15th century, they were sold to private owners and began to change through subsequent additions, raised parts and external terraces, extending towards the river and altering the original architecture in an anarchical, suggestive way.
In the 15th century these shops were greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers. But then perhaps because of their bad smell, Ferdinando I replaced them with goldsmiths, making the road more elegant and cleaner.
In 1565, Cosimo I de’ Medici, Duke of Florence, had the famous Corridor built by Vasari on the upper side passing over the shops. There’s a curious story about that. The Mannelli family who owned a medieval tower at the southern end, towards Pitti Palace, did not want to give the Duke right of passage. So the corridor had to be deviated, as we can still see today, around the tower.
REF: http://www.italyguides.it/us/florence/ponte_vec...
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