Description The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo.The first dry crossing of the Grand Canal was a pontoon bridge built in 1181 by Nicol Barattieri. It was called the Ponte della Moneta, presumably because of the mint that stood near its eastern entrance. The development and importance of the Rialto market on the eastern bank increased traffic on the floating bridge, so it was replaced in 1255 by a wooden bridge. This structure had two inclined ramps meeting at a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of tall ships. The connection with the market eventually led to a change of name for the bridge. During the first half of the 15th century, two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge. The rents brought an income to the State Treasury, which helped maintain the bridge.Maintenance was vital for the timber bridge. It was partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310. In 1444, it collapsed under the weight of a crowd watching a boat parade and it collapsed again in 1524.The idea of rebuilding the bridge in stone was first proposed in 1503. Several projects were considered over the following decades. In 1551, the authorities requested proposals for the renewal of the Rialto Bridge, among other things. Plans were offered by famous architects, such as Jacopo Sansovino, Palladio and Vignola, but all involved a Classical approach with several arches, which was judged inappropriate to the situation. Michelangelo also was considered as designer of the bridge.The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was finally completed in 1591. It is similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up to a central portico. On either side of the portico, the covered ramps carry rows of shops. This is a painting I
L Brown, Penna Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I have always enjoyed art. But now in creating it and viewing the almost endless variety, I find it can be relaxing and stimulating. Experimenting with new techniques and equipment in creating art, how a landscape or a sky scape might appear, if I was there, or some of the things I have seen, growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, are some of the things that are enjoyable, relaxing, and educational. Trying new things with abstract decorative landscapes is entertaining. I attempt to create an image that is pleasing to the eye, enjoyable, and with some degree of positive content.
I feel it is also positive if I can shed some light on important Christian values.
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What is life all about? Why are we here? We were created by God to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We were also created to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Please review the following Biblical sources: 1 Peter 4:11, Colossians 1:16, 1 Timothy 1:17, John 17:4, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Acts 7:2, 1 Chronicles 16:29, and Philippians 1:20.
The following source gives a very detailed explanation: http://www.puritansermons.com/watson/watson5.htm
We were created by God in such a very unique way that nothing, absolutely nothing and no one in the universe will ever make us complete or whole until we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit and we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Comment on Genesis Chapter 1 verses 1 & 2 VISTA Orion Nebula Creation: It seems to me that the Big Bang Theory, I'm not referring to the TV show, is eerily consistent with the beginning of Genesis chapter 1. The Big Bang Theory was first suggested by a priest / astronomer about 1920 and is widely accepted by most cosmologists and scientists today. Stars, planets, and moons all form in nebulae as gravity causes tiny clumps of matter to coalesce into larger clumps of matter over thousands of years. As the clumps become massive, hundreds of times larger than planets, the gravitational forces become so great inside that the pressure causes the low molecular weight atoms to fuse together into higher molecular weight atoms. This is atomic fusion and causes enormous amounts of atomic energy to be released in the form of incredible amounts of heat and light. This is the birth of a new star!! Multiply this process times 999,999 quadrillion. Let this go on for 15 billion years and trillions of galaxies form. Gee!! Is that how God made the universe? Maybe!! Except this "singularity" had no way of just happening by itself!! It needed a really big push from an incredibly powerful being, God maybe??? I think so!!