Rick Steves recently did his update on European travel where he lists the big changes for travelers to note. He announced that the scaffolding has come off the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Yay! The scaffolding had been sponsored by, um, an unnamed company in bright white and blue themes (see photo from last summer). Intriguing or a horrid eyesore? It certainly made me want to stare. What would Casanova have said?