Sunday, May 16, 2010

ponte vittorio emanuele

victory





Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II–commonly referred to simply as Ponte Vittorio–crosses the Tiber and links Corso Vittorio Emanuele to Via della Conciliazione, two wide boulevards, the latter of which dead ends in the Vatican.

The 111-meter bridge is supported by 3 arches ad 2 massive pillars that are topped with four heavy allegorical sculptures. The marble statuary groups represent allegories of Liberty, Oppression defeated, Unity of Italy, and Loyalty to the Constitution.  

The four end pillars are decorated with bronze winged Victories. 








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22 comments:

  1. I've walked across this bridge. The Tiber looks pretty brown from spring run-off. Lovely group today.

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  2. Splendid!

    I like how you said "dead-ends in the Vatican." :)

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  3. Roma is so beautiful Eleonora.
    Havent visited it for quite sometime..
    and i think it is about time to fly there again for a few days.
    Costas

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  4. Es precioso este puente, y toda esta zona...me gusta fotografiar Roma Al amanecer o al atardecer, tiene una luz especial...un abrazo

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  5. What a beautiful contribution to Sunday Bridges, Eleonora!

    If «Louis» remembers correctly, Vittorio Emanuele unified Italy. A fine tribute to him.

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  6. I remember crossing this bridge after a day's walk, I was almost crawling! It's gorgeous!

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  7. Very nice scenes. I like the victories and that bird, also enjoying the view. ;-)

    Paz

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  8. The elaborate artistry that went into these creations is unbelievable! Fascinating images...

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  9. Beautiful photos of lovely city.

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  10. Lovely photographs! I especially like the one with the seagull.

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  11. Splendid photos! I wish to someday take a walk there myself.

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  12. Such a pretty bridge. I love those arches on the underside. SO romantic!!

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  13. too many great shots to comment on ! Love the bird and your new banner

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  14. ThaT's one unforgettable bridge. I've crossed it a couple of times so I recognised it immediately.

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  15. A lovely bridge. I have a photo of it, with St. Peter in the background, on my computer as the desktop photo. Your photos show marvelous details. Love it.

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  16. Italy is a place i would love to visit !!Simply lovely and awesome shots !!Fantastic and Great !!

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  17. Che meravigliose cartoline.... e che nostalgia!
    Complimenti per la foto in apertura, è davvero spettacolare. Baci tanti. xxx

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  18. Beautiful,lovely and great shots !!I loved them all !!

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  19. I think I'll simply echo Unseen Rajasthan and say I want to visit! Your photos of this bridge are especially lovely, and your banner is wonderful.

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  20. What a fantastic bridge series of photos for Louis la Vache's "bridge series!" Bravo

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