In 2009 my wife and I traveled to Italy for three weeks, spending a week in Rome and four days each in Milan, Florence and Venice. On one of those days in Venice I shot this photo of the famous Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) that has spanned the Grand Canal for more than 400 years. Leanne Cole has suggested a bridge theme for Monochrome Madness 2-22 and so I am submitting this photo as my entry for this week’s madness.
The banner hanging over the center of the bridge refers to an upcoming exhibition (June 2009) at the Correr Museum (Museo Correr) of the works of artist and futurist Fortunato Depero (1892 – 1960). In 2009 Italians were celebrating the centennial of futurism, a social and artistic movement that featured cars and airplanes and speed and violence.
Drop by Leanne’s website to see what bridges other photographers have chosen for their MM 2-22 entries.