The poet Byron coined the name “The Bridge of Sighs” (top photo) for the bridge leading the condemned from the Venetian courts to the prisons on the other side. The views from the windows were the last many saw of their beloved Venice. It is a particularly haunting location in a city filled with ghostly memories and faded dreams.
Venice is a place of great contrasts – opulent yet crumbling, elegant yet simple, flamboyant yet secretive. There exists nowhere like it on Earth – it is thus endlessly fascinating.
Thank you, friends, for taking the time to visit – I hope you enjoy the images and that they bring something of the atmosphere of La Serenissima.
much love, g
p. s. I hope you will forgive my continued absence from visiting many of you. You know it’s not my usual way. It bothers me greatly but I’m traveling again in a few days and fear I will not reach you all before I go. Trust that I look forward to it when I return, envisioning a long summer of sharing and catching up. Meanwhile, I’ve prepared flowery and fun posts for you during the time I’m away. Wishing you a lovely end of May! xoxo