Descending below the Grand Canal you enter a space defined by the very essence of Venice... its mythic waters. Filled with dappled light this new subterranean "Accademia Bridge" is illuminated by a "sky/water-light" to create a space of mystical radiance. More then connecting Dorsoduro to San Marco... it collapses water, light, history and architecture into a single construct. This unique vantage point is much like the perspective of a 17th centuryVenetian ceiling painting, as we look upward to this watery empire in much the same way these ceiling paintings afforded views up the putti's little loincloths.