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photoblog image Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

A wet spring day in 2009. The weather was very changeable, although April should be a fine month in Italy.

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Well done to include the bit of river wall to provide balance and perspective. I trust you resisted all the expensive jewellery shops on the bridge!
John Prior: Thanks Graeme, most definitely, If they had been camera shops it might have been a different story smile
Beautiful in color and of course architecture.
John Prior: Thank you T, Italy has so much to offer.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 24 Feb 2011, 03:09
All the people standing there took me by surprise. I don't see how or really why they built on the bridge.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, The next post is a view on the bridge and the structures it supports.
The houses look somewhat precarious on those rather Heath Robinson supports
John Prior: Yes, but they seem to have stood the test of time, even surviving a devastating flood in the sixties.
I've been there, I loved all the yellow-ish tones in the buildings. Must be quite an experience, living in a house like that.
John Prior: Thanks Marion, Yes I suppose there is some accomodation above and behind the shops, but it must be quite limited.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2011, 08:00
Used to live here and walk by the Ponte Vecchio every day. Great shot!
John Prior: I would love to spend a lot of time in Florence, thanks Scarlet smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2011, 08:03
I'm glad you showed this John: it echoes mine of Pulteney Bridge yesterday
John Prior: Thanks Chris, I thought that also.
What an amazing place. I had to google it, and now I find its even more amazing! Great photo.
John Prior: Thank you Sheila, so many of the buildings have a long history.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2011, 09:32
Its a great photo of a great place
John Prior: Thank you Vintage smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Feb 2011, 10:37
Yes, Like Tiff's photo yesterday of the back of Bath's version of this bridge.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, and even without sunshine smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 24 Feb 2011, 10:45
One of the most beautiful bridges!
Postcard perfect !
John Prior: Yes indeed one of the world's outstanding bridges. Thanks Sidney
A beautiful image John. It reminds me a lot of the Tuscan village at the Monte Casino in Fourways - South Africa.
John Prior: Thank you Laurette
Gorgeous shot: you find a beautiful view of this and the colours are right with this light!
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Dom smile
I haven't seen one like this before. What an amazing bridge. Super shot John
John Prior: Thanks Janet smile
Excellent shot John, I think this is the best shot I have seen of this for the detail shown.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, very kind.
Buildings on bridges..thats new to me John..A good image.
John Prior: Thanks Ron, the original London Bridge was rather like this, but made more of wood so it perished in the great fire smile
Really good to look at, but I would feel a little unsafe living in one smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, yes, but it seems to have stood the test of time, even surviving a devastating flood in the sixties.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2011, 19:53
really nice. I quite like the composition and color.
John Prior: Thanks Otto smile
  • ben
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2011, 17:00
Nice. Looks like the bridge from the film/book the parfum (patrick süßkind) Great captured.
John Prior: Thanks Ben, I liked the film Perfume, very gothic and looked great. Thanks for visit.
  • Heidi
  • Switzerland
  • 26 Feb 2011, 22:12
Perfect light, taken from a prfect bridge!
John Prior: Thanks Heidi, nice to hear from you again.

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