I would much prefer walking over the bridge in my Featured Photo! Heights is not one of my favorite things! But, when I was in Bilbao, Spain I signed up for a tour that included a bridge…….I didn’t read the fine print (as usual) and didn’t realize until we walked there that you actually had to walk over the bridge to complete the tour and get back to the ship!
The last thing on our agenda for the day was the Vizcaya Bridge and gondola. We had a choice of walking across the top of the open-air, open-bottom bridge or taking the gondola. Guess which one I chose? It was designed by the Basque architect, Alberto de Palacio, and completed in 1893. The 148 foot high bridge with its span of 525 feet, merges 19th-century ironworking traditions with the then new lightweight technology of twisted steel ropes. It was the first bridge in the world to carry people and traffic on a high suspended gondola and was used as a model for many similar bridges in Europe, Africa and America, only a few of which survive. With its innovative use of lightweight twisted steel cables, it is regarded as one of the outstanding architectural iron constructions of the Industrial Revolution and is a Unesco World Heritage Site! There were several in our group who walked across the top, but the tiny, tiny elevator to get to the top was a no go for me! The stairs to walk up weren’t my thing either….
The gondola just glided over that water!
I would have been fine just, sitting by the fountain…….
But, some of my ship mates went up the stairs to get to the top of the walking bridge………
It was bad enough for me going over the water in the the gondola!
I hope you enjoyed my bridge today!
Won’t you join Dr B and The Buddha Walks Into a Wine Bar for the latest challenge? He writes………..
Photography is one of those activities we can all have fun with and blog about, at home, in the garden, walking the streets, in the countryside, in a museum or gallery ….. the opportunities are endless. You can be a wizard or a novice with a camera or a smartphone, or a crafty manipulator with Photoshop, or Lightroom or Snapseed. It really doesn’t matter how you create your image because in the end it is a work of art, a creation, a memory, and possibly a source of inspiration to others. Blogging your images is easy too, few words needed, let the picture tell the story. And, very importantly in these strange times, it can give us a distraction, a positive focus, connect us with others, and build a community via our blogs. So why not join in, start snapping and sharing with me.
Each week Dr B is selecting a single theme to point his camera at or display a few photos from his collection as a way to brighten up the week as we enter a new year, which we all hope will be brighter than the last. If you would like to join him in #challengeyourcamera then here’s what to do:
1. Follow him to discover the weekly theme he has chosen.
2. Select a few photos related to the week’s theme
3. Post your own photos that week, any day you like.
4. Include a caption with each photo so we know what/where it is
5. Include a ping back/link to his blog in your post so that he is notified, can follow you back and can appreciate and comment on your choices.
6. Include the tag #challengeyourcamera
1. He will follow you back
2. He will encourage other posters to follow you
3. He will list each blogger in my weekly post
Theme #7 Bridges
Today, is the challenge theme, #7 Bridges. So give it a go, challenge your camera with different angles, lighting, time of day etc etc.
This is another photo challenge that is going to be fun! Won’t you join in? CHALLENGE YOUR CAMERA