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August Challenge - Bridges

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Hi everyone, first of all sorry for my english  ;)


 


Thanks to all for the votes to my photo of the Manarola village. Great images from everyone who took part at the challenge.


 


The theme for the August challenge is 'Bridges'.


 


The rules are always the same, then no more than three photos per person, you must be the owner of the pictures and the closing date is 31st August. I'll pick the top 8 images and then the choice will be yours.


 


Here are two of mine:


 


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Bridge in rione Garbatella in Rome, Italy


 


 


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Ponte Fabricio in Rome, Italy


 


Thanks again!


 


Alessandro


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3 of mine:

 

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Magere Brug, Amsterdam

 

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U Bein's Bridge, Myanmar (1.2km longest existing teak structure on earth)

 

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Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong

 

wim

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My motley collection.

 

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Trinity Bridge and punts on river Cam Cambridge England

 

 

 

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The Mathematical Bridge Queens college Cambridge

 

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Cycle and footbridge Milton Cambridge

 

 

I do have images of ships bridges but do not think they are what kmerr might be thinking of when he set this comp up.

 

Allan

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Good topic choice. I love bridges. Here are two for starters:

 

Suspension bridge in Panama

 

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Granville Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

 

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Ah, Ponte Fabricio . . . one of my three favorite bridges that cross the Tiber. I lived in Trastevere just behind the fountain on Via Benedetta, across the lovely Ponte Sisto. When last I was in Rome in 2008, Ponte Sisto had become a mini slum. I hope that situation has been corrected. 

 

When I lived in Rome in the '60s, the Ponte Sisto had iron gates on top. They looked nice, delicate, but more recently the bridge has been restored to its original design. Oh, the third bridge? Ponte Sant'Angelo, of course. Makes me sad that I don't enter these competitions. 

 

Edo, quasi romano  :)

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Ah, Ponte Fabricio . . . one of my three favorite bridges that cross the Tiber. I lived in Trastevere just behind the fountain on Via Benedetta, across the lovely Ponte Sisto. When last I was in Rome in 2008, Ponte Sisto had become a mini slum. I hope that situation has been corrected. 

 

When I lived in Rome in the '60s, the Ponte Sisto had iron gates on top. They looked nice, delicate, but more recently the bridge has been restored to its original design. Oh, the third bridge? Ponte Sant'Angelo, of course. Makes me sad that I don't enter these competitions. 

 

Edo, quasi romano  :)

 

Go for it, Ed. I wouldn't really call this a competition, more of another way to procrastinate (in my case, anyway).

 

It's also fascinating and instructive to see what others have hidden in their collections

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DANDNB.jpg

 

 

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Alan

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Ed Rooney   On behalf of myself and my adorable model, I thank you, Edo - but, of course, there are already such stunning entries - plus you could break tradition and enter!

 

- Ann

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It will be tough to beat Ann's angelic bridge shot! Really nice Ann!  So I am putting in one tongue-in-cheek shot seniors playing bridge, just for yucks.

 

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Couple by the Natural Bridge on Aruba (which has sadly fallen)

 

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Memorial Bridge in Washington DC

 

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Nice topic, I love bridges. Here are my three

 

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Pont Jacques Cartier in Montreal

 

 

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Tower Bridge in London

 

 

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Pont de Quebec and the St Lawrence well frozen. 

 

Cheers

 

Col

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Michael, thank you, and yet more and more lovely photos!

 

Along thinking-outside-the-box approach of your happy bridge players - I figure it's just a matter of time until someone posts image of a bridge/removable partial dentures. :D

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Shadow of Maria Pia Bridge over River Douro, Porto. Engineer was Gustav Eiffel

 

 

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Arrábida Bridge across River Douro, Porto Portugal

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Bridging the generations.

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Shadow of Maria Pia Bridge over River Douro, Porto. Engineer was Gustav Eiffel

 

 

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Mmm. I love that one!

 

This competition has been open less than half a day and already there are too many winners.

 

Alan

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I'll give it a go this month...!

 

Probably one of the most photographed bridges in Britain - Sligachan, Isle of Skye

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Another one from Scotland - Kylesku, Sutherland

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Finally, a minimalist bridge in New Zealand - Wangapeka Track, South Island

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Undulating orange superstructure of the Rails to Trails pedestrian and bike bridge across SW 13th Street at intersection with Archer Road adjacent to the University of Florida campus. 

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Underside of the old Seacoast railroad trestle converted to a Rails to Trails pedestrian and bike bridge.


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Ah, Ponte Fabricio . . . one of my three favorite bridges that cross the Tiber. I lived in Trastevere just behind the fountain on Via Benedetta, across the lovely Ponte Sisto. When last I was in Rome in 2008, Ponte Sisto had become a mini slum. I hope that situation has been corrected. 

 

When I lived in Rome in the '60s, the Ponte Sisto had iron gates on top. They looked nice, delicate, but more recently the bridge has been restored to its original design. Oh, the third bridge? Ponte Sant'Angelo, of course. Makes me sad that I don't enter these competitions. 

 

Edo, quasi romano  :)

 

Grande Ed, fantastico  :)  

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Beautiful pictures, congratulations to all  :)

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Great topic kmerr!  You are going to have your work cut out for you to choose a short list from among the entries.

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You're right, it will be very hard  :ph34r:

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Can it be bridge or pier, or strictly bridges only? 

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Hmm, Lisa's question has made me consider I might be the only person who sees the wood structure in my entry as a possible bridge.

 

If so, well.... I'll cross that pier when I get to it :)

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Can it be bridge or pier, or strictly bridges only? 

 

A pier as a bridge? Hmm. Lisa, me thinks that is a bridge too far. So you have nice image of a pier? But do you have any good pictures of peers? (About now Alessandro is wishing he had studied Russian instead of English.)

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