Sunday, July 25, 2010

ponte regina margherita

{not a full moon yet}



This bridge was dedicated to Italy's first queen Margherita di Savoia, and was inaugurated in December of 1891. It connects via Cola di Rienzo–the Prati district's main thoroughfare–to the Piazza del Popolo. The 3 arches that sustain its structure are concrete covered in travertine marble, and the bridge measures 103,10 meters in length and 20,95 meters in width.

This picture was taken on a typical busy (and sweltering) Roman summer night.





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18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful contribution to Sunday Bridges. Eleonora. «Louis» very much appreciates your participation.

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  2. This photo looks like it is a magical night, instead of a sweltering one. ;-)

    Paz

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  3. Travertine marble... I am inpressed!

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  4. It's so romantic with this light.

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  5. Gorgeous evening shot!

    It's good to see you back, Eleonora. Hope you got a reprieve from the heat during the week you were away.

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  6. I love your shot, I love Rome!
    Best regards from Argentina
    Elisa

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  7. Oh wow -- that IS nice...
    Great mood...

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  8. La noche embellece el puente, gran captura, preciosa.

    Saludos

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  9. Very pretty! It's sweltering here too.

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  10. I love it - very atmospheric. It was hot here too but we have had cool winds for the past 2 days.

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  11. Wonderful photo, love the moonlight.

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  12. Very mysterious-looking night shot of the bridge. Seems almost dreamlike.

    I hope you got some relief from the heat. Welcome back, Eleonora.

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  13. You made a couple references as to how hot it is in Rome. So just what is the temperature during the day?

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  14. Thank you all for stopping by, please forgive me if I don't respond individually to each of your lovely comments.

    I'll just say that a) I am away on vacation again to escape the Roman Hades (mid 40s Celsius day AND night); b) I'll be in a stunning Tuscan rural setting; c) I will be posting erratically; d) I welcome any new visitors and thank all of you for leaving such great comments!!

    Ciao

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  15. Ooh boy, that's a bit warm. Thanks for the temperature reading.

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  16. Ooh, that is hot.

    When I was there, the Piazza del Popolo was full of police cars and seats, preparing for a celebration of some kind. I didn't walk to the river from there, so didn't see this bridge. Great photo.

    Enjoy your vacation.

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Grazie!
~Eleonora

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