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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Snap: Bridges

For this week's Snap which is the creation of Helena I have chosen a selection of bridges that I have come across on our various days out.
A little while back we made a quick trip to Oxford and spent some time looking around the Oxford University Botanical Gardens. It is adjacent to the river where this bridge is where one of the main roads through the city crosses. Tucked under the arches are the boats safely stored for when the weather improves.


Another trip out took us to another University Botanical Gardens this time in Birmingham. The bog garden featured a Japanese type pedestrian bridge over the stream. It would be good to return in the summer to see it at its best.


The path on our climb up towards Stickle Tarn in Great Langdale crossed over this fairly new bridge which I suspect is maintained by the National Trust. You can see underneath part of a hydroelectric system which uses water from the tarn at the top of the hill to produce the electricity for the pub at the bottom. I didn't manage to get a decent picture of the sheep crossing the bridge which was rather reminiscent of The Billy Goats Gruff.


Lastly I have looked back through my photo library to find a picture of one of my favourite views. The iconic vista as you enter Stourhead Gardens showing the footbridge which is indeed covered in grass.







11 comments:

  1. Wow - we don't have anything like that here in the US - you are so lucky. Photos are grand.

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  2. a lovely collection of bridges - and stories that go with your bagging them

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  3. That's an exciting collection of bridges..there's something very inspiring about the variety. They're lovely.

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  4. Wonderful Snap of bridges. I think my favourite is the bridge in the Japanese gardens.

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  5. I love Stourhead - I'm impressed you managed to get a photo without people crossing the bridge. It's a great idea for a snap collection.

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  6. All are lovely in their own way. I think the NT should consider a model troll for example 3!

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  7. Lovely bridges...and I recognized Stourhead!!

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  8. I do love a good bridge shot. I have plenty of the last one as it's just up the road from me. Great set. I'll be copying this idea at some point, if you don't mind.

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  9. I love shots of bridges. Great idea for SNAP!

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  10. What a great collection of bridges for snap! Oh! and it hasn't gone un noticed that you only posted 4 pictures!

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  11. I find bridges so very romantic especially the older ones that are made of stone. All of your bridges are really great to see.

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