Monday, May 07, 2007

More Highlights of Venice

The Bridge of Sighs

Contrary to popular opinion, the sighs uttered from this bridge were were not in response to its romantic beauty. This bridge connects the Doge's palace and courts with the prison. The sighs, then, were those of the convicted taking one last look at freedom before they entered prison. (We toured the cells and can affirm that the convicted had much reason to sigh.)

The Campanile, famous landmark of St. Marks Square.

The girls stop for a photo op.

Always in the mood for gelatto!

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