You'll have likely seen the Rialto Bridge on hundreds of postcards before you even step foot in Venice. But to see it in real life, in all its somewhat faded but still magnificent glory, is an experience you'll never forget. The bridge was built in 1591 by the aptly named Antonio da Ponte and the views over the Grand Canal makes it one of the icons of La Serenissima—the most serene city of Venice. The open air market at its foot is worth a visit, though there are better places to shop for jewelry than the stores on the bridge.
'Get lost' was the advice that I received prior to arriving in Venice, Italy. Everyone knows where they are 'supposed' to go, but sometimes we forgot the it's not the destination but the journey that provides the true adventure. So I took my friend's advice, stood atop the Ponte di Rialto, and just started to walk.
It was a cool morning, and the city was just beginning to awaken. A light rain began to fall, and you could just barely see your breath. All the locals were doing their morning commute, getting from point A to point B in the most efficient manner. But not me, I was going to get lost . . .
I love this picture . It was early morning and I saw this man playing with his dog and he would throw ball to the dog but because of the high tide you could not see where the street ended but the dog did every time!