Ponte Vecchio, Florence

A boat tied up underneath the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Ponte Vecchio means "Old Bridge" in Italian. Spared by the Nazis in their retreat from the Allied forces in 1944, this bridge is the last remaining medieval ponte spanning the Arno River. The Germans destroyed the others.

The windows with the green shutters at the top of the frame are shops built into the sides of the bridge. Ponte Vecchio is famous for its jewelry shops. It barely survived a massive flood in 1966, when the water swept over it and cleaned out several of those jewelry shops.

LENS: 100-400 at ~250mm | FILM: Fuji Provia 100F | EXPOSURE: f/5.6 at 1/?" | DATE: 10/03

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