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The Bridge of Sighs

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Ali is doing our European Art & Architecture program and she has been instagramming along the way. This latest pic comes from Venice where they visited the Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri. The bridge connected the interrogation rooms from the Doge’s palace to the prison, so when prisoners passed over it, they had their last view of Venice and the outside world. It was named, very poetically, by Lord Byron for the idea that they would sigh as they crossed. At least if it’s your last view of the outside world, you couldn’t ask for a better one…

View from inside the dungeon- note the stone bars over the windows!

View from the dungeon

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