Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bridges

Lew gave the Headbangers group the theme of Bridges for this week's challenge. Last week I went out in search of a new image to use for Curves. This will be a week of selecting from my files.

It might be easier to go out and get a new shot. A relatively quick jog through the files gave me three dozen possible images to use--well, those were the ones I selected to choose from--if I don't go looking up some more. No, actually I have the one that I want to use and I won't go looking for more.

The reason is partly because bridges are incredibly interesting structures--the geometry, the lines, the settings...

If any kid asks why we need to study geometry, just tell them to take a look at a bridge.

The other part of the reason would be that I participated for a couple of years in a monthly meme featuring bridges. You can see some interesting bridges if you visit my Bridges label page.

So I will try to pare the selection down to -- well --  at least fewer than three dozen.

I am shoveling out the footbridge on the 4th of July. Mt. Rainier National Park

Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Arizona

Some of our local bridges: above--the Cable Bridge and below--the Blue Bridge. These connect Kennewick and Pasco, Washington.
 

Remains of an ancient bridge in the Highlands of Scotland.

The other side says "Where have you been?"  Lincoln, UK

Some London Bridges, but not THE London Bridge. It is in Arizona now.


This footbridge at Chinook Pass is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. East entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.
 

Bridge construction--a few years ago near Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border. Crossing now with the bridge completed is much quicker. We once waited about two hours in traffic to cross on the dam itself.
 


Under the bridge. Isn't this cool--well, it was cool under the bridge. This one (above and below) is in Dunsmuir, California.


Bay Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
 
Suspension bridge at the Grove of the Patriarchs, Mt. Rainier National Park.

I will choose between these next two pictures for my header. The area spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge held that name long before the bridge was built. (BTW, if you didn't look through my Bridges label pages, do check out these pictures taken by my in-laws in --I think it was 1936--the bridge opened in 1937.
 
One of our sons has lived in the Bay Area for about six years. When we visited them in the second place they lived in there, I looked the address up on a map and wondered if there would be a place nearby with a view of the bridge.
 
Little did I know that the place with the perfect view was their living room.



Others of the headbangers will have some amazing bridge images, but I doubt that any of them will have as many as I do. You can see theirs through the links in my sidebar.

7 comments:

Lew said...

Wonderful shots of the bridges! And your son has the best view of the golden gate!

imac said...

Golden selection of Bridges Kathy, Touch of Lincoln too.

katney said...

They lived in that house for about a year, then purchased a century old house in Alameda which was pretty awesome but without a view. They sold that about a year ago and are now in an apartment. But views are not that far away, more like I expected on that earlier visit.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Just beautiful Kathy, you certainly had a lot of great choices.

Craver Vii said...

This collection is plentiful, and amazing, as well!

Tom said...

Fantastic header.... love the sunset... great great pictures. :O)

Christine said...

You're right, Kathy--I think you have the most bridges! I love the lighting and view in your header. Stunning. :)