Bridges in Venice: with or without love padlocks?

Russian couple throwing padlock keys in the channel during a wedding photo service in Venice
A young Russian couple lately hired me as their wedding photographer. Once the Orthodox ceremony was over, I shot some photographs of the couple walking in Venice and locking a padlock on a bridge.

A recent trend all over Europe has couples affixing padlocks on bridges as a symbol for their ever-lasting love. In Italy this habit was influenced by Federico Moccia’s novel “I want you” which has two young lovers fixing a padlock on the Milvio Bridge in Rome and throwing the key in the Tiber.

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Venetian bridges: the “top” ones

couple standing on Ponte degli Scalzi during a honymoon photo shooting in Venice
The Barefoot Bridge (Ponte degli Scalzi) is the first bridge you meet when reaching Venice by train. It offers a great view on the Canal Grande.

As a matter of fact Venice is made up of islands and bridges: about 435 bridges link 121 islands.

The first bridge you meet while approaching Venice is the so called “Ponte della libertà (Freedome Bridge)” linking Venice to the mainland and the city of Mestre.  It hosts the railway lines and a motorway. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the “top” ones”

A romantic photo walk with a married couple: Love is not Time’s fool

Russian couple kissing on a bridge during a photo shooting in Venice
This 5-year-long Russian couple treated themselves with a photo walk in Venice and I had the chance to shoot very romantic photographs.

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments

Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an

ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken”

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