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This is the Ponte Santa Trista (Holy Trinity Bridge) in Florence. It is one of many bridges crossing the Arno and was photographed from the Ponte Vecchio. (It was fun to capture some canoeists practicing their sport.)

This was my closer shot, I will add a longer range shot, showing all the arches, as my worksop.

In addition to the graceful, flattened arches that span the river (which some attribute to Michelangelo), the bridge is also decorated with statues of the Four Seasons, which appear at each corner of the bridge.

The first bridge in this location was built in 1252; however, the bridge as it appears today is based on the bridge built by Bartolomeo Ammannati from 1567-70. Like all the other bridges in Florence, except for the Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trìnita was destroyed by German forces in 1944. Some of the stones from the original bridge were recovered from the Arno, and an exact replica was built using these stones along with stones specially quarried from the Boboli gardens.

The statues (or most of the parts) were also recovered from the Arno after the demolition of the bridge in 1944 and were eventually returned to their original places. - Florence-on-Line

My warm regards, Bev :-)

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