Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuscan Bridge : Stamp 23

This photo of Ponte del Diavolo was taken when we had a holiday in Tuscany. The bridge crosses the river Serchio just north of Lucca. Ponte del Diavolo translates as Bridge of the Devil, but the bridge is also called the Ponte della Maddalena or Bridge of Mary Magdalene. The former name comes from an old legend that the devil promised to build the bridge for the people of Borgo a Mozzano in return for the first soul to cross the bridge. As soon as the bridge was completed the townsfolk outwitted the devil and sent a dog across, spoiling the devils plans.

Stamp 24


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