September 23, 2011

The Pons Cestius

Rome, 2007

The Pons Cestius, rebuilt in 1888 with materials from the original bridge dating back to the 1st century BC, crosses the Tiber River in Rome. 

I'm linking with Weekend Reflections and Sunday Bridges.

32 comments:

jabblog said...

Lights reflected in the river look so pretty. Interesting history of the bridge.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous old bridge with interesting history! Terrific capture as always, Cisca! Love the colorful reflections on the water! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

LauraX said...

Magnificent reflections Francisca...what a lovely moment you have captured to remember forever.

Andrea said...

I remember it, with the Castel St Angelo at the left and at your back is the view to St Peter's Basilica. How i wish i can visit Rome again!

Malyss said...

A great memory of beautyful holidays.. and a great reflection!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful reflection love it!

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Karen said...

A very romantic image!

H said...

What a beautiful bridge and such enchanting reflections.

I laughed to read Sue's poem on your sidebar. For a while, I had been thinking of disabling word verification because I too find it a real pain. Your comment gave me the final shove and I disabled about 5 minutes before I came here. Then to read the poem... LOL

Dorian Susan said...

Such a lovely pink sky and pretty lights reflected on the water. I imagine this a very inspirational locale to shoot photos from.

James said...

Excellent shot! I like this a lot! The low light adds to the beauty of this photo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

No modern bridge could compete with this! A beautiful picture.

Kay L. Davies said...

Dating back to the 1st century BC. No wonder they rebuilt it. What a treasure!
Fabulous for Weekend Reflections, Francisca.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Oakland Daily Photo said...

One can never get tired of Rome, I think.

Kala said...

Such a beautiful image - the perspective, the light, and the reflections are all wonderful.

Ebie said...

I love the romantic mood of the photograph. Nice touch of the golden glow.

ladyfi said...

What a beauty!

TheChieftess said...

Very nice Francisca!!! I love the reflections of the lights in the water...

TheChieftess said...

ps...I really like how you do your copyright symbol!!!

FrankandMary said...

I can never be an impersonal observer when it comes to bridges ~too romantic they are.
~Mary

Arti said...

Looks magical! All those lights reflected and the beautiful old bridge! Wow.
Have a fabulous sunday:)

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Halcyon said...

A perfect bridge! I love the way the lights reflect on the water.

Re your question about Rennes: I used to have family in Bretagne and I lived in Rennes for a number of years. :)

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Nice shot. Good theme !

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely view,

Lesley said...

I wonder what the soul of those original bricks think of the changes surrounding them?!

biebkriebels said...

That is such a wonderful old bridge, on my honeymoon I walked there.

T. Becque said...

Francisca, this is beautiful! Beautiful place and beautiful image!

EG Wow said...

Ah! Recycling way back when! Gorgeous bridge.

tapirgal said...

I just love those Roman bridges! This one is so inviting with the lights captured perfectly on the water. Love it!

Jacob said...

I was in Rome in 1957...saw a lot of bridges. Don't remember this one. It's beautiful. Maybe I should go back and visit Roma again?

JM said...

Wonderful light!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful colours and reflection. When I first visited Rome about 11 years, I fell in love with the city and wanted to stay... I wonder if I'd feel the same way if I go there now...