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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This corridor leads over the Bridge of Sighs, which was built in 1614 to link the Doge’s Palace to the structure intended to house the New Prisons. Enclosed and covered on all sides, the bridge contains two separate corridors that run next to each other. That which modern-day visitors use linked the Prisons to the chambers of the Magistrato alle Leggi and the Quarantia Criminal [Criminal Appeal Court] on the piano nobile of the Palace.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades whi…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and built in 1602.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. [Bono] The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Ponte della Paglia is a small footbridge which crosses the Rio di Palazzo near the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) connecting the pier of the Piazzetta di San Marco and the Riva degli Schiavoni . It is one of the bridges that mark the transition between the district of San Marco and that of Castello. Looking inland from the bridge affords a good view of the Bridge of Sighs and the entire basin of San Marco.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Located in the Île de la Cité in central Paris, it is built on the site of the former royal palace of Saint Louis, of which the Sainte Chapelle remains. Thus the justice of the state has been dispensed at this site since medieval times. From the sixteenth century to the French Revolution this was the seat of the Parlement de Paris. The Palais also contains the ancient structure of the Conciergerie, a former prison, now a museum, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before being executed on t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
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