Posts Tagged With: Bridge

A Swedish Delight: Kungsportsbron

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While enjoying my first trip to Sweden in 2007 visiting my uncle, his wife and my cousin, we ventured across many bridges in Gothenburg, Sweden.This particular bridge is called Kungsportsbron. It is a bridge over the moat in central Gothenburg, connecting Kungsportsavenyn with Kungsportsplatsen.

The bridge is named after the King’s Gate, a city port that was demolished 1836-1839. It was designed by architect Eugene Thorburn in the Italian Renaissance style and was opened August 14, 1901 by King Oscar II. That information brought to you by a combination of Swedish wikipedia and Google Translate.

The stone work and street lamps strike me most when looking at the bridge, but if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I have a thing for bridges and bodies of water.

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London from The Eye

London from The Eye

Of my many trips to London, I’ve only been up on the London Eye once. This photograph was taken in March of 2007 and it remains a favourite of mine taken in the city of London. The haze around the city mixes with the colours of the sky so beautifully that it makes me pause every time I rediscover this picture. Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower surrounding the bell, as well as all of the Parliament buildings seem to stand out against the rest of the city, along with Westminister Bridge.

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Millenium Bridge towards St. Paul’s Cathedral

Millenium Bridge towards St. Paul's Cathedral

I thought I would start 2013 off right with a shot of one of my favourite cities on this planet, London. This was taken in 2011, but I am currently in the planning stages of a trip back to Europe (which usually results in London).

This photograph was taken with a fish-eye lens and it seems to exude a feel of the British city that matches my memory of it. There’s diversity in the people, looming and dramatic clouds as well as astounding architecture as far as the eye can see.

Happy 2013 WordPress! I wish each of you a year that see’s you move forward towards your dreams.

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Otterburn Park

It looks like I`m turning the daily in dailyjaunt to weekly. I`m of the mindset that I can accomplish a lot more than I actually can in a week. Maybe it`s just in the midst of a lot of chaos, I needed a bit of a break, but I`m back. No more sick animals, and I`ve got 2 months before I move to Montréal.

 

I spent my summer in the eastern part of Canada, and it captured me… Québec especially. I had one heck of a summer romance in a town about a half hour outside of the biggest city in the province, Montréal, called Otterburn Park. It neighboured Saint-Hilaire, with a mountain sharing the same name.

 

With nerves eating me up inside, as soon as I turned off the highway into my love`s town upon arrival, I stopped to take this photograph. It was the end of a beautiful sunset, offset by my love of bridges, so I swerved to the shoulder of the road, put on my hazard lights and grabbed my camera. I had a lot of hope and it seems the sky wanted to show it off.

 

A late summer sunset in Otterburn Park, Québec.

To anyone still around to see what I`m posting: You are the coolest! Thanks for caring. I keep you all updated on what the new plan is when it comes to posting on this site. I`m thinking bi-weekly, but my life, as well as the pursuit of my photography career is too demanding for me to be able to post daily… For now!

 

Any and all comments are appreciated. 🙂

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London

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, lastly, we end up London to check out Tower Bridge, as highlighted in Day 2: February 23, 2012: London. This time, it’s a more standard shot of the bridge, but with the twist that fish-eye adds. As I was going through photos to choose the 7 for this week, I contemplated not using this, but the soft lighting for the sun complimented the blue and white sky and bridge so well that I had to. It fits the theme too perfectly!

Tower Bridge in London, England, which spans the River Thames.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Bridges in Fish-eye – Göteborg

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Göteborg, Sweden to check out the Älvsborg Bridge. The river floating underneath the bridge is the Göta älv, though in comparison to some of the other bridges feature… It’s pretty massive!

Älvsborg Bridge which crosses the Göta älv in Göteborg, Sweden.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Bridges in Fish-eye – Glasgow

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Glasgow Scotland. Officially known as the Glasgow Bridge, it spans the River Clyde, much like the Portland Street Suspension Bridge as highlighted in Day 4: February 25, 2012: Glasgow. Locals tend to call the Glasgow Bridge the “Jamaica Bridge”, being that it’s close to Jamaica Street. Here it is in all it’s glory.

Glasgow Bridge, or the Jamaica Bridge in Glasgow Scotland which crosses the River Clyde.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Bridges in Fish-eye – Dublin

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Dublin, (The Republic of) Ireland. This photo is of the Samuel Beckett Bridge which crosses the River Liffey. The shape of the spar and its cables is said to evoke an image of a harp lying on its edge. How much more Irish can you get?!

Samuel Beckett Bridge and the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Bridges in Fish-eye – Cambridge

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Cambridge, England where the River Cam is found below the Magdalene Bridge. Due to the river under it and the city, the bridge is originally know as the Cam Bridge, although it is far from the city’s most famous bridge. Notice the little boats or “punts” in the right bottom corner, as they are a common sight in Cambridge.

Magdalene Bridge in Cambridge, England with the River Cam flowing below.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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Bridges in Fish-eye – Berlin

For the first 7 days of each month, I like to do a photo-essay with a theme picked by my audience. This month, it will be bridges in fish-eye. Categorized by city in alphabetical order, we continue in Berlin, Germany with another photo of a bridge crossing the Spree River called the Weidendammer Bridge. Fun fact? In German, bridge is brücke.

Weidendammer Bridge (Brücke), which spans The Spree River in Berlin, Germany.

Don’t forget to have your input on the theme for the month of April! Poll #2 coming March 23rd!

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