Friday, June 1, 2012

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Bridges

Bridges serve a very important purpose as they provide the ability for movement.

Whether it's Over . . . 

Cyclist cruising over one of the many cool bridges in Amsterdam
 Under . . .

 Traveling by gondola under one of the many bridges in beautiful Venice, Italy.
Or just hanging around on top to watch people going by . . .

According to Wikipedia, there are six main types of  Bridges, ". . . beam bridges, cantilever bridges, arch bridges, suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges and truss bridges.  I enjoyed learning about them and I think that I have actually been over all six types.

My favorite type of bridge to travel over and to photograph are the Arch bridges built over canals, my most favorite of which are in the beautiful cities of Venice and Amsterdam.  I'm also a big fan of the suspension bridges, my favorite being the very beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

And if you know me, you know that I am a dreamer, so I would add a 7th main type of bridge to Wikipedia's list and that is the kind of bridge that you can find in Ronda, Spain.   

A bridge takes us somewhere
which is always on the other side.
However only some bridges
can take us beyond their structure and pillars,
where writers, dreamers and creators roam,
where images of dreams
and the imagination are built.
The new bridge in Ronda is this place.

~ Puente Nueve Museum

To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Kehole Pictures website HERE!  


  1. cool photos and i love arch bridges too. your first photo is wonderfully composed. i love the reflections in the water.

    i'd love to walk across the last one.

  2. You've seen some amazing bridges during your travels and taken some wonderful photos of them. That bridge in Ronda is one of the most incredible I've ever seen.

    Hope you have a nice weekend!

  3. Cool pics and a lovely read! :)

  4. Hi girls, thanks so much for your comments....

    LifeRamblings, you would love walking across the Ronda Bridge. I'm not afraid of heights, but even I had to hang on to the railing when peaking over. :)

    Annie, I have been so travel fortunate and I count my blessings each day. That bridge in Ronda is amazing. I don't know how they ever built it. Have an awesome weekend too.

    YTSL, I'm glad that you enjoyed the pics and read. :)

    Thanks again everyone. Have a great weekend all. Fyi, I'm leaving out of town for a week, but will still be participating. Maybe this time I'll remember to schedule the post. :) I'll visit with everyone, cuz I'll have my ipad and wi-fi. :)

  5. That's funny I hesitated between Venice and Amsterdam bridges and finally decided for Venice. Aren't they beautiful !

  6. Wonderful photos. I really love all of them.

  7. Hi Gattina & Barb, thanks so much for your comments and for liking my pics.

    Gattina, :) . . . yes that are very beautiful.

    Barb, I'm glad that you like my photos. Their images almost seem poetic to me!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Wonderful choices, Kathy -- and that bridge in Ronda is so stunning.

  9. Hi Sandra, thanks so much for liking my choices. Stunning and really high. :)

    Have a great week.

  10. Loved your collection of bridges.

    1. Hi Suzy, thanks so much for liking my bridges. :)

      Have a wonderful week.


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