I always loved the name of this bridge!
I learned the name of this bridge many years ago, because it was in a song that I loved and I had to go look it up. It's supposedly named due to it providing the last view of freedom that a prisoner would see as they crossed from the Doge's Palace (on the right) into the prison (on the left), thus eliciting a sigh from them as they realized they would never see the outside world again. Such a great name for a bridge. So poetic. You can just hear them sighing, can't you?
When I was in Venice, this was a shot that I knew I had to capture at least once. It turns out that I shot it 3 or 4 times. This one was during a lovely sunset, which I am rather thankful for! The colors in the sky and of the course the clouds provide a nice backdrop for the image, I believe. It's just not the same with a plain blue sky behind it. Then again, that's probably obvious. A beautiful sunset makes every picture better. ;-)