Flashback Friday: Venice…Byron’s “Fairy City of the Heart”

Bridge of Sighs - 1960s

Bridge of Sighs, Venice – 1966/67

“I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure’s rise As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O’er the far times, when many a subject land Look’d to the winged Lion’s marble pines, Where Venice sat in state, throned on her hundred isles.” –Lord Byron, Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 1)

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