The commission to build the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy was won by Antonio da Ponte. The bridge was constructed between 1588 and 1591 and until the wooden Accademia Bridge was constructed in 1854 the Rialto was the only link to the two sides of the Grand Canal by foot.
The external balustraded footpath of the Rialto Bridge provides a great view of the constant activity on the Grand Canal, while the central thoroughfare is lined with rows of shops and usually frantic with tourists.
The Rialto Bridge is a landmark in Venice and marks the centre of the city.
Ponte di Rialto, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 20/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 23mm.
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