Tuesday Photo Challenge: Build

What you see here is one of the towers of the new Queensferry Crossing road bridge across the Firth of Forth just outside Edinburgh, while it was under construction. That should qualify for Frank’s theme of ‘Build’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Considering that this photograph was taken with a mobile phone through the window of a car travelling at 50 mph – over the old road bridge – I don’t think it’s too bad.

This is what the finished article looks like; it’s stunning:

Tuesday Photo Challenge 28 November 2017

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bridge

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Bridge’, so here’s a twofer: two of the bridges that span the River Lot in the town of Cahors.

This more modern road bridge isn’t too shabby, especially when the shadows make it look a little like a set of nutcrackers:

…although the famous one is the medieval Pont Valentré:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bridge

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

“A harmonious, pleasing combination” – the old stonework of the Pont Vieux that crosses  the Vienne river as it flows through the town of Confolens on a calm, sunny day.

And what  could be a better match than a reflection – especially when even the tall trees in the background echo the reflection in the water of the lamp post in the middle of the bridge?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

Claude Monet painted over 250 pictures of waterlilies, mostly those found in his garden at Giverny and most famously those which also included a view of the Japanese bridge. When visiting Giverny, it’s quite something to recognise a vista from one of Monet’s paintings and realise you’re standing in the same spot he must have done with his easel over a hundred years ago.

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Monet himself, of course, did it better; this version is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

Bridgework

This photograph is a crop from a photograph I took from a bateau-mouche cruising down the River Seine in Paris and is of the underside of a bridge. It seems to fulfil the ‘lines and angles’ requirement of  Cee’s challenge for this week.

It’s an interesting optical illusion that, although the image is a perfect rectangle the right vertical looks longer than the left.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

Photography 101: Connect

This bridge connects two parts of the site at Petra and is the only feasible way of reaching some of the largest rock carvings.

Madame, who has a fear of heights, was not happy having to cross over this rather ramshackle affair, especially with the shadow pointing to the bottom of the fifty-foot deep ravine that it spans.

Connect