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This narrow footbridge that connects both
sides of the river Lima at Borgo a Mozzano,
near Lucca in Tuscany, is properly called the
Ponte della Maddalena. As with many ancient
bridges of this type, a local legend surrounds
the building of it, in this case that of Saint
Julian (or, alternatively, the villagers) who
made a pact with the devil to complete the
bridge. The Devil's payment was to have the
soul of the first to cross the bridge, whereupon
the villagers (or St Julian) duly sent a dog
across when the bridge was completed. Today
it's a highlight on the otherwise dull road from
Lucca to Bagni di Lucca, a well-known spa
town made famous by the likes of Byron,
Keats, etc who once lived there. The bridge
takes you from a rather good pizza restaurant
on the south side of the Lima, into the small
town of Borgo which has little else to
recommend it. You have to wonder about the
bridge's solid, not to say massive construction, when there is no evidence of, nor room to
build, a town on the south bank, but presumably there was good enough reason once,
lost in time. Here is the bridge in rain, with a young woman in red fortuitously crossing it
with an umbrella.
This narrow footbridge that connects both sides of the river Lima at Borgo a Mozzano, near
Lucca in Tuscany, is properly called the Ponte della Maddalena. As with many ancient
bridges of this type, a local legend surrounds the building of it, in this case that of Saint
Julian (or, alternatively, the villagers) who made a pact with the devil to complete the
bridge. The Devil's payment was to have the soul of the first to cross the bridge, whereupon
the villagers (or St Julian) duly sent a dog across when the bridge was completed. Today it's
a highlight on the otherwise dull road from Lucca to Bagni di Lucca, a well-known spa town
made famous by the likes of Byron, Keats, etc who once lived there. The bridge takes you
from a rather good pizza restaurant on the south side of the Lima, into the small town of
Borgo which has little else to recommend it. You have to wonder about the bridge's solid,
not to say massive construction, when there is no evidence of, nor room to build, a town on
the south bank, but presumably there was good enough reason once, lost in time. Here is
the bridge in rain, with a young woman in red fortuitously crossing it with an umbrella.
This narrow footbridge that connects both sides
of the river Lima at Borgo a Mozzano, near
Lucca in Tuscany, is properly called the Ponte
della Maddalena. As with many ancient bridges
of this type, a local legend surrounds the building
of it, in this case that of Saint Julian (or,
alternatively, the villagers) who made a pact
with the devil to complete the bridge. The Devil's
payment was to have the soul of the first to
cross the bridge, whereupon the villagers (or St
Julian) duly sent a dog across when the bridge
was completed. Today it's a highlight on the
otherwise dull road from Lucca to Bagni di
Lucca, a well-known spa town made famous by
the likes of Byron, Keats, etc who once lived
there. The bridge takes you from a rather good
pizza restaurant on the south side of the Lima,
into the small town of Borgo which has little else
to recommend it. You have to wonder about the
bridge's solid, not to say massive construction,
when there is no evidence of, nor room to build, a town on the south bank, but presumably
there was good enough reason once, lost in time. Here is the bridge in rain, with a young
woman in red fortuitously crossing it with an umbrella.

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This narrow footbridge that connects both sides of the river Lima at Borgo a Mozzano, near Lucca in Tuscany, is properly called the Ponte della Maddalena. As with many ancient bridges of this type, a local legend surrounds the building of it, in this case that of Saint Julian (or, alternatively, the villagers) who made a pact with the devil to complete the bridge. The Devil's payment was to have the soul of the first to cross the bridge, whereupon the villagers (or St Julian) duly sent a dog across when the bridge was completed.  Today it's a highlight on the otherwise dull road from Lucca to Bagni di Lucca, a well-known spa town made famous by the likes of Byron, Keats, etc who once lived there. The bridge takes you from a rather good pizza restaurant on the south side of the Lima, into the small town of Borgo which has little else to recommend it. You have to wonder about the bridge's solid, not to say massive construction, when there is no evidence of, nor room to build, a town on the south bank, but presumably there was good enough reason once, lost in time. Here is the bridge in rain, with a young woman in red fortuitously crossing it with an umbrella.     
A simple black frame - as with most photographs - works well here

A simple black frame - as with most photographs - works well here

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