Marianne, the Iberian Peninsula-based hostess of East of Málaga and the genius behind the monthly Conejo Blanco Blog Hop (CBBH) photo post, would like us to capture a bit of déjà vu with our lenses: Same Subject, Different Time.
I’ll get to my short photo-essay on this month’s subject in a sec, but part of the fun of participating in the monthly CBBH is that Marianne gives us the opportunity to “cross-pollinate” on her blog — to throw the spotlight on a couple of our fellow bloggers that we’ve chatted it up with recently.
For me, that’s a fotog and a foodie. I’d appreciate it, and I’m sure they would, too, if you’d hop on over to see what Harold’s got cooking through his lens, and what Luffy’s got percolating on her cooktop.
Now, with the paperwork out of the way, care to hop down to see my sampling of déjà vu?
In the Centro Storico (Historic Center) of Vicenza, Italy stands one of the city’s most photographed structures and romantic spots: Ponte San Michele (St. Michael’s Bridge).
Depending on the time of day and the weather above, she changes her look almost as quickly as a busy runway model during Fashion Week in Milano.
Built between 1621 and 1623 by the architectural team of Tomaso and Francesco Contini, Ponte San Michele — one of the eight bridges in the Centro Storico that cross over the “City of Palladio’s” three rivers — was modeled after the single-span bridges that dot the canals of Venice.
Made of locally quarried rock and stone, Ponte San Michele is one of the spots where, late at night, young lovers escape to embrace and steal a kiss as the narrow Fiume Retrone flows quietly underneath.
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