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.
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!
A rather abstract edited version, which seems to exude atmosphere.
“A Bridge Too Far” – site of World War II battle over the Rhine and movie with Robert Redford.
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.
Snow on the high country of Norway: By late summer, it is gone, but Norwegians do not forget…..
Two earthquakes in the 7.1- 7.4 range left Christchurch reeling, and the cathedral which had stood fro 180 years, extensively damaged. These photos of Cathedral square were taken before the first big quake: September 2010.
Cathedral Square and the glorious bluestone University buildings – and Christchurch centre: Gone, but not forgotten. What wasn’t ruined by the quake, was damaged by flooding and “liquifaction”
The old Norwegian club house – on Norwegian National Day celebrations. Gone, but not forgotten. The Norwegian club is still in existence but the clubhouse was sold, a sign of the times when the club cannot maintain a large enough membership base, to maintain the building.
Annual Syttende Mai parades, good norwegian mat, ( food), friendship, dancing and flag waving is gone, but not forgotten. The upholding of a tradition, and cultural ways.
Traditions can go, but should never be forgotten, for that is a true historical tragedy.