by Duane A. Bender
This gallery is part of the Daily Photo Community that attempts to post a photo every day.
In the short time that I have participated, I have enjoyed reading comments (and rereading comments from days past) and viewing other's galleries for ideas and inspiration.
All images ©Copyright Duane A. Bender 2009.
September 27, 2009 - "Ponte Vecchio"
Probably one of the more photographed places in Italy, but I still enjoy looking at this photo again and again. (and now with my latest post processing updates)
The Ponte Vecchio (pronounced [ˈpɔnte ˈvɛkkio]) (Italian for Old Bridge) is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. It has been described as Europe's oldest wholly-stone, closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge, but there are far older segmental arch bridges such as Alconétar Bridge. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinità and the Ponte alle Grazie.