A Sigh of Dismay

Capitalism has its benefits and its drawbacks.  In Venice, there is currently an example of marketing receiving priority over everything else.  The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous landmarks in Venice.  Built in 1602, prisoners crossed over this bridge on their way between the interrogation chambers and the Rio de Palazzo prison.  The palazzo is currently under re-construction that requires a facade in front of it.  The facade has a small cut-out so that the bridge is still visible.  While I understand the need for the facade, I think that they could have come up with something less commercial and intrusive to protect the view of the bridge.

This is how The Bridge of Sighs looks without the construction facade:

Photo from Wikipedia.org

This is the view of the bridge that I had:


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