Saturday, August 11, 2007

History Made in Venice

Those of you who know me know that I am a lover of Venice and all things Venetian. I live vicariously through several people I have become acquainted with through blogs who live in Venice. One of them is Nan who has a terrific blog called Living Venice...and Beyond and who is also the author of a great book - ITALY: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. So, when I saw Nan's post on the historic delivery of Venice's fourth Grand Canal bridge, I wanted to share it with others. Please go over to her site to check out all the excitement that happened earlier this week. Also check out the You Tube videos she mentiones. This is the first Grand Canal bridge to be built in Venice in over 70 years. As you will see in the photos, this bridge is not of a traditional design; it was designed by a modern Spanish architect. I'm still wondering how it will look amongst the ancient beauty of Venice. Will it stand out like a sore thumb or will it be a beautiful juxtaposition of ancient and modern?

4 comments:

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Oh! I love Venice. I'll love it more when I float through it, I think... but I am so excited about this new bridge!

I am off to check it out, thanks for the tip!!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

My Melange said...

I too love Venice and I am excited about the new bridge. It reminds me of the initial reaction of the IM Pei Pyramid in front of the Louvre in Paris...the melding of old and new. It will be interested to hear what the Venetians think!

Mélanie said...

Very nice blog . I'm glad I've found you.
See you soon.
mélanie

The Passionate Palate said...

Scarlett & My Melange - Wouldn't you think everyone would love Venice? From my casual surveys, I find out it is a city which people either love or hate. So, I'm glad you are with me on the "love" side!

Melanie - thank you for the nice compliments and welcome! Your site, too, is so beautiful I want to dive into it!