The first time I heard of Florence’s Ponte Vechio, many years before actually coming face to face with it, the whole notion reminded me of Gibson’s Virtual Light: humanity finding its way, not only living now but actually doing commerce on a working bridge. Later I found out that, ironically, Gibson’s view of a dystopian future was once common.
The Florentines are rightfully proud of their Ponte Vechio and have in the past rebuilt it bringing it back to life after World War II and after the 1966 Florence flood. At the moment it is a beautiful thing to see from outside painted in lively colors. Looking at the protruding abodes, you think of humans living like swallows. Once you enter, you practically lose sense that you are on the bridge at all, surrounded by beautiful store fronts along a wide pedestrian street. You are no longer on the bridge, you are in the bridge.
Ponte Vechio is based on one of my photos taken from the north bank of the Arno, looking
The small size is printed on 100 lb coated matte, the large size is printed on 80 lb coated matte