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A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

gargoyle gate bridge
The Entrance to a Machievellian House, perhaps? Gargoyles adorn the Bridge posts.

It has been a while since I posted a photography post, but I have been chatting to another blogger about hosting a photography challenge recently, so thought I would get back to the swing of posting photography. I will soon be leaving for Japan, so I will sneak in this post.

The Task: SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF BRIDGES.

Well, the blogger did ask.

Bridges are a popular motif.

A connection between two worlds.

A fascinating angle for photographers.

I tried to find some different photos in my collection for this challenge.

Mt Cook Merino sheep
A Bridge of Sheep – how often do you see that? 

I like the angle where it looks like the Merlion is hosing the folks on the bridge, and indeed on a humid Singapore day, that spray of cool water is indeed refreshing!

No need to tell you where this is

A rather abstract edited version, which seems to exude atmosphere.

bridge
Walking the underworld of bridges

“A Bridge Too Far” – site of World War II battle over the Rhine and movie with Robert Redford.

John Frost Bridge, Arnhem, The Netherlands

A different type of natural bridge, except the arching rock pathway that led to this natural feature in Australia, completely fell down and left several Japanese tourists stranded on the rock for several hours,  or at least  until the helicopter came and airlifted them to safety.

Australia
London Bridge – true to its namesake, it fell down a few years back 

Find instructions at Nancy merrill photography, if you would like to join.

13 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges”

  1. I like the fountain that looks like it is spraying the folks.
    I also like the culture-rich variety in the post.
    The “Walking the underworld of bridges” abstract one is a fantastic artsy image that had be curious and then looking even more. very cool photo

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  2. That pic of the bridge at Arnhem brought memories flooding back. Not because I’ve ever been to Arnhem, but I have on many occasions climbed over it – or, rather, a virtual version of it, in the multiplayer version of the game ‘Return to Castle Wolfenstein’ to which I was pretty much addicted for a while some years ago 🙂
    Heads-up: bad link on the word ‘here’ towards the end of the post.
    This comment was brought to you courtesy of ?Random Raiders! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Colin. I will update. You could have the title as StPA’s honorary editor.
      Arnhem is a great city, full of history both medieval and modern, very multicultural now and icomparatively inexpensive to live in.
      You were a bit of a iT nerd playing the games then? What other role playing games did you play? My sons made me familiar with some of them, but I never played them myself.

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      1. Well, since you ask…

        I’ve been a player of games since my teens (long before computers!). My friend Roland (with whom I have, sadly, lost touch) introduced me to board wargames. Roland roundly thrashed me more often than not 🙂 but from that I learned the principle of it mattering not whether you win or lose, it’s the taking part that’s important (until, of course, you lose).

        I learned about D&D in the late 70s from White Dwarf, and, soon after, landed myself a job with Games Workshop, who published that magazine. (That was very much a case of ‘right place, right time’.) While there, I was involved in playtesting games, which was very interesting! I was also, briefly, in charge of the firm’s computer games department. (It was tiny – just me – and I spectacularly failed to grasp the opportunity!)

        When computers came along, I took to them like a duck to water. Early on, I was designing a game called ‘Galaxy Trader’ on the Sinclair Spectrum. I learned the value of keeping backups when the game refused to load one fateful morning; all my hard work went down the drain, and I didn’t have the heart to start all over again (of course, I now know I should have done just that).

        Since then, I’ve lost count of the number of games I’ve played. After RtCW, I became addicted to Everquest II (I figure I’ve spent more than a year of my life sat on my backside playing that!). I tried WoW but found it too cartoony. Sadly, since Sony ditched EQII and it was taken over by a dwindling development team, it has pretty much lost the plot and thus its appeal. I still visit Norrath now and then, to say ‘Hi!’ to the friends I made there who remain, and reminisce about the glory days of dragon hunting.

        I could go on… but that’s already long enough for a comment, I think! 🙂

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