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photoblog image ...Boat Friday at the Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona...

...Boat Friday at the Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona...

 

Beware of the current......

 

 

 

 

...Boat Friday at the Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona...

 

Beware of the current......

 

 

 

 

comments (17)

Le décor est magnifique !
Picturit: Indeed so, Martine. And fun to do I think.
Astrid.
Oh! Wow! yes, beware of the current!
Picturit: Indeed, those are the hidden dangers everywhere.
We walked the bridge on another day.
Astrid.
That's a treacherous spot isn't it?! I love the tones in your photo - the bridge looks so wonderful!
Picturit: I think the view from the water might even be more impressive. They started to build the bridge in 1354... took them about two years. Mind blowing and still standing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelvecchio_Bridge
Astrid.
How fun that you found a video for this, Astrid! It was clear from what we saw that they were being given lots of instruction.
Picturit: I had to look hard for that video, Ginnie. There was nothing in English and as you know my Italian is a little 'watery'....It was fun to see them rafting in this setting of that wonderful old bridge.
Good memories here.
Astrid.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:04
Looks like they might be a bit over-cautious, Astrid...better to just launch into the current, and count heads later when in clam waters... smile
Picturit: You and I think the same way, however 'over-regulation' makes it that the rules are strict.... think law-suits...
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:31
That current looks very strong Astrid!
Picturit: It was and I think when more water is in the river, it is dangerous, people miss-judge the current of water.
Last week a 27 year old man drowned in the Merwede river at Gorinchem, he dove too deep and the undercurrent pulled him towards the bottom and nobody is strong enough to swim against the current. Many 'NO SWIMMING' signs are posted. 'WE' know, but 'immigrants' think they are invincible.... sad
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:53
What a grandious bridge! - have you been on it? I see a person standing there.
Picturit: We crossed it twice and it is pedestrians only. An amazing architecture.
Astrid.
And beware of the sultanas Astrid. Such an Italianate bridge, but then, no surprabout that. I did t know it was so hard to keep a raft upright.
Picturit: Rafting is a trade on its own... it can be very dangerous if the crew is clumsy (read: only tourists)
The bridge is a piece of art indeed.
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 2 Jun 2017, 08:35
A dynamic "Boat Friday" today, Astrid
Picturit: Thank you. Lisl. I never expected to see any 'boats' on that river..
Astrid.
Looks like a very dodgy activity! But that is a wonderful bridge
Picturit: Great activity for youngsters and groups...
That bridge is a piece of art indeed.
Astrid.
What a swift current the video shows! What a fabulous bridge!
Picturit: That bridge was mind blowing to us, so old and still standing.
Don't you love that kind of rafting, I doubt that they see anything of Verona though......
Astrid.
I like the video! That is a fine looking bridge to Lady P
Picturit: Don't you love those videos I always try to find something about the things we visit. That bridge is mind blowing....1354..... and still standing.
Astrid.
We found this bridge quite impressive during our visit, I seem to reacll we sat along the river bank nearby and rested our weary legs and feet!
Picturit: I am so happy for you and Maureen that you have fond memories of this bridge and your time in Verona. We were tempted to sit down, but we choose to have lunch inside, the sun and Ginnie's skin are no friends of each other.
Astrid.
good composition of the old bridge Astrid... i'm sure the the white water rafters are going to have a great adventure....petersmile
Picturit: Thank you, Peter. They sure will have fun. Verona is full of these amazing architectures. We had a wonderful time there.
Astrid
I like those arches...
Picturit: We walked the bridge and you can really hide behind them and shoot the enemy.
Astrid
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2017, 17:26
This is a fabulous bridge.
Picturit: Verona has many more of these fabulous sites and buildings. Also the Roman Arena...
Astrid.
this is a great shot of the bridge, Astrid. i am trying to picture this place when it was built.
Picturit: In 1354... that to me is mind blowing. The bridge is well maintained and still standing.
Astrid.

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