This article accompanies the fable
A view from the Bridge of Sighs
(Ponte dei Sospiri) in Venice, apparently the last view a convict would have as he entered the Leads Prison. Casanova became famous as the only man to escape from it. Byron gave the bridge its name: “I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs,/A palace and a prison on each hand” - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
Upper photo: Xtremebar; lower photo: Carlo Naya.