Posted on April 1, 2020
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is iconic. It’s possible to take a guided tour of the superstructure, as these hardy souls have. No thank you: sea level is just fine with me.
Posted for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, where possible subjects include a bridge
Posted on March 24, 2020
Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘Connect’: a poignant topic in the current times.
This image was taken from a hill on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Look carefully and you can see all three of the bridges that connect Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife.
Oh, and that white thing in the air on the left is an aeroplane. Remember them?
Posted on November 8, 2019
The River Vienne is comparatively narrow as it flows between the villages of Sainte Radegonde and St-Germain-de-Confolens and it’s crossed by a very old stone bridge. Look over the side and you’ll see that the roadway is supported on a number of pontoons, such as this one.
Posted on April 24, 2019
Posted on August 17, 2018
The ironwork of the main road bridge across the River Vienne in Chabanais is perfectly mirrored in the water on an exceptionally clear, still and sunny day.
Posted on November 28, 2017
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:
Posted on November 14, 2017
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:
Posted on February 23, 2017
“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?
Posted on February 13, 2016
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.
Monet himself, of course, did it better; this version is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:
Posted on January 28, 2016
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.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles