Bridge Fifty - Ponte della Calcina

And here we are, halfway on our journey! The sunshine was glorious, the scenery exquisite, and we were in Venice, what more could we ask for? 

When I started reading up about Venice in preparation for the Challenge, nineteenth-century author John Ruskin's classic book "The Stones of Venice" was one of the first I read. Apparently he stayed at the inn named La Calcina which stands at the foot of the bridge we crossed next, aptly named the Ponte della Calcina. The long, straight seaboard here is ideal for extended walks, perhaps it was such ambles that helped inspire him to put pen to paper. For a moment I could imagine him here strolling along the waterfront, lost in thought.

Ponte della calcina

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