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Saturday, September 19, 2009 :::


I'm celebrating my blog's birthiversary in Venice.

It's pretty, just like in the movies.

I'm pretty, just like in the movies.

We battled the crowd to see something that they kept telling me was called "The Bridge of Size" and when we finally reached it, I took a big long look and thought, "Well, that ain't so large. What's the big deal?"

The Tiny Bridge in Question

And so I asked "Why do they call it 'The Bridge of Size'?" and I was told it was because it was from that bridge that the captives and slaves got to see their last view of Venice before they were lead into the dungeons of the palace, and it was such a beautiful view." And I said "I still don't get why they call it that, so what if the view was beautiful, what has that got to do with the name?" and I was told, with great exasperation, "Because it was such a beautiful and sad sight that it would make them sigh!" And that's when it dawned on me, "Oh! The Bridge of Sighs." I'm pretty thick sometimes.

Of course, there are many views in Venice that will make you sigh, but the best view so far has been from the Rialto Bridge, which is truly a Bridge of Size:

But you have to see the big version.

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Why so many giant ads around the bridge? It makes me sigh...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 PM  

I accidently went to "Theplanetdan" instead of plain old "planetdan" and found a website advertising photography that is rather....interesting (ahem). Please tell me that is not your job.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:53 PM  

you are such the jet-setter. what IS your job? and are you hiring??

By Blogger txsjewels, at 12:38 PM  

This sounds awesome! My parents are going to be in Venice next week, and I am incredibly jealous. Also, I totally want your job. Vacation time? what is that??

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 PM  

When does Dan work? Never....

By Anonymous sarah, at 11:18 AM  

LOL, I would have thought the exact same thing.... "bridge of size"

By Blogger me, at 6:09 PM  

Saw this popcorn clip, and thought, "Who can I share this with?" Ah, DAN, of course. So, I'm coming out of lurker mode: Though sincerity is out of place in the comments, I hope you're having a wonderful time.

By Blogger Stacy, at 11:11 AM  

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