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Bridge of sighs, venice

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice connects the old prisons to the doge’s interrogation rooms. Legend has it that the small amount prisoners coul...

Bridge of Sighs between Doges Palace an old prison on canal in Venice

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy ~ It had to be hard for a prisoner walking across this bridge into the prison cells on the other side. Knowing they'd never escape those dismal conditions, the bridge was aptly named "The Bridge of Sighs".

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

Prison in Doge's Palace

Lord Byron stood on the Bridge of Sighs, seeing the prisoners' final view of Venice. #VCFAwriting #VCFA

The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice out the window before being taken down to their cells.

Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy.

Like water under a bridge