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Ponte Vecchio, old famous bridge in Florence

DocMikeB
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After a long absence I return here to RRosity to post an historical image.
Sorry to all the friends for my delay in putting comments on their images... I was very busy last weeks LOL

IMPORTANT:
THIS 3D MODEL IS AVAILABLE AS A FREEBIE IN MY HOMEPAGE HERE ON RENDEROSITY...
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/index.php?section_id=298&

I created it in 3dsmax 9 but the model is available for POSER 6 and higher, DAZ and VUE 6.
Enjoy it!

SOME HISTORICAL NOTES FROM WIKIPEDIA AND OTHER WEBSITES.

The Ponte Vecchio (Italian for Old Bridge) is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest pointwhere it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996.After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345.
In 1565 the architect Giorgio Vasari built at the upper floor a corridor in order to connect the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence's town hall) with the Palazzo Pitti.
During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was not destroyed by Germans during their retreat of August 4, 1944, unlike all other bridges in Florence. This was allegedly because of an express order by Hitler.

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Apr 16, 2008 8:24:10 am
Wonderful model! Superb textures and design! 5++

by stevey3d Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 8:51:31 am
Great way to procede !
Mi piace molto la tua ricreazione !
Bravo !

by airolo Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 9:08:02 am
Looks fantastic! Nice Job!

by raikki Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 9:59:40 am
Fantastic render, excellent modeling and textures, very nice!!

by Daramski Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 10:57:30 am
A wonderful model and a great reminder of a fantastic holiday to this wornderful city!

by PhilW Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 11:32:22 am
Wonderful work on this one, and thanks for the history lesson too!

by chimera46 Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 12:23:44 pm
This image is very well done. 5+.

by Fidelity2 Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 12:26:01 pm
Fantastic and talented work great stuff...

by scorpion9 Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 12:30:45 pm
As always...superb modeling, texturing and presentation! I'm really like those roof tiles!!!! I look forward to your freebie. Thanks so much!!

by decadence Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 12:50:21 pm
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW
Fantastic render!!!!!!!!!

by Mousson Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 12:52:18 pm
Great modelling, i'm waiting for your freebie, thanks!

Ottimo modello tridimensionale. Aspetto con ansia la versione che renderai disponibile, grazie!

by marco.dd Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 1:03:29 pm
You did very nice pic! EXT work!

by Darkwish Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 3:14:03 pm
A stunning work of Architecture! Bravo!

by DennisReed Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 3:44:58 pm
wow

by countessa_jay Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 3:58:14 pm
a lot of work here, great stuff!!

by clam73 Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 7:50:53 pm
interesting. I'd heard that it was ordered destroyed, but that the local commander couldn't bring himself to do it, so he blew up the houses at each end. Been there meself, cool place...

by pakled Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 8:49:41 pm
great pic . 5+++++

by dengo Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 10:16:30 pm
Very nice !

by Odessey Homepage »

Apr 16, 2008 11:10:43 pm
HAPPY BIRTH DAY BROTHER!

Excellent work on this one and it will surly wind up in a lot of my scenes!

Thank you for every thing!

Blessings & Love

-your brother Patrick


A+5

by krouser Homepage »

Apr 17, 2008 7:24:01 am
The pictures have a wonderful light!
Thanks for the freebie!

by Kerya Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 17, 2008 3:57:55 pm
super work

by thony2006 Homepage »

Apr 24, 2008 6:40:03 am
Great piece of history you have recreated here. Amazing how it survived all those years of conflict. Fine work!

by Stringy Homepage »

Apr 24, 2008 8:24:17 pm
Cool model. Welcome back :)

by Fizzyfly Homepage »

Apr 25, 2008 7:51:48 am
Ah! I have been waiting for this one for a long time!
Congratulations!!!!

by 3DClassics Homepage »

Apr 26, 2008 9:07:27 am
Great and wonderful modeling!!!

by pixelmeister Homepage »

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