Monday, August 4, 2008

Bridges between...Generations

My Odd Shot is just below.


I'm a bit late today with my Bridges between...

The meme originates at RuneE's TX Blog, and you can visit him there to find other bridge builders and the rules.

Like Rune, today I am bridging the span of time. My photos go back, though, long before I was ten, as Rune was in his time-spanning photo. These photos were taken in the 1930s by my in-laws--not sure which of them held the camera.
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Can you guess where they took it? You've seen the scene many times before.


Sadly, I do not have a more up-to-date photo of this scene in my current collection to show you...


...but you can find one here and here and here.
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So, how did you do with your guess?

8 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the old photos, Katney. They have so much character.

RuneE said...

That was a very interesting post. To see amateur photos taken during the building process was just great. I have just read an article about the building of the bridge and I just saw a TV-program about it. It is not without reason that it has become the most famous bridge in the world.

I have a personal memory concerning the bridge: I lost a film of Kodachrome containing 36 pictures that I took myself (and also of myself visiting it), somewhere in SF.

A. said...

I would never have been able to guess. So interesting to have your own personal historical documentation.

Lew said...

Looks like the Golden Gate before the cables were run. Great shots from the past. Loved your white "erruption" also. From two collegues who experienced Mount St Helens, I don't think I would stay around for the smoke and fire!

Paulie said...

I had no idea what bridge it was. . . didn't look gold o me! Ü

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A very interesting post. Very nice photos too:)

Louis la Vache said...

Yup. Golden Gate. Taken from the San Francisco side somewhere east of China Beach so that you see Fort Point.

"Louis" is late in stopping by and letting you know he posted an Odd Shot. ;-)

Jeff Sharman said...

I just brought these photos up to show Benjie and I realized that the second photo is not the Golden Gate Bridge! It is the Bay Bridge.