2/6/09

Photo Hunt: Bridge(s) What fun!

This week's Photo Hunt theme is bridge. I had fun with this one!


One of my favorite bridge photos is at the top of this blog. It's one I took several years ago of the old Cooper River bridges connecting Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, SC. The bridges, often referred to as roller coasters, were subsequently dismantled and replaced by a remarkable new span.


Anyone ready to play bridge? Here are four hands just waiting for players.




Here's another kind of bridge. In music, a bridge is a short section of music which helps smooth the transition from one song to another or one section to another. A "mini-bridge" is shown in "New York, New York" in the bottom line below.




These statues overlooking the old Budapest, now separated into Buda and Pest, represent a bridge between people, a bridging of hearts, of beliefs, ideas and such.


Here's a bridge in a park, but I can't remember if I took this shot in Buda or in Pest.




Venice uses waterways as streets. It was an intriguing place to visit. Here are some of the many bridges in Venice, some captured during a gondola ride.


Finally, to end this long post, the words to one of my all-time favorite songs, "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" by Simon & Garfunkel. It's about one of the best bridges of all - true friendship!

When you're weary, Feeling small

When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all

I'm on your side.

When times get rough

And friends just can't be found

Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down

When you're down and out

When you're on the street

When evening falls so hard

I will comfort you

I'll take your part

When darkness comes

And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by Your time has come to shine

All your dreams are on their way See how they shine

If you need a friend I'm sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind

Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind.

Here's the link to see photos from other participants in Photo Hunt.

24 comments:

Aileni said...

Comprehensive.

jenny said...

I love your bridges! I thought of the card playing one, but I have no pictures of that! Have a great weekend!

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful selection of great shots. It is surely the most all encompassing take on this week's theme. have a great weekend

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You really covered bridges very well.

Have a terrific weekend. :)

PowersTwinB said...

I love your interpretations of this weeks word! Just loved the bridge in Budapest and Venice! Wow you have great travel photos! Thank you for visiting my hunt today, I very much appreciate it!

Pat said...

Great post - so many wonderful photos of bridges!!

Happy Weekend.

Mudhooks said...

What a wonderful selection of bridges... (crossing water and otherwise). Venice sure has some wonderful, beautiful bridges.

Thanks for your comment on mine!

Mojo said...

An exhaustive and "ex-clectic" essay! (C'mon, you couldn't see that coming? Puhleeze!) I can understand why the folks in Pest would want to connect the two... who'd want to live in "Pest"? I mean really. But they sure did build a hella nice bridge!

Dragonstar said...

I love that song! Great selection of bridges, covers all the angles.

wrchili said...

Beautiful photos of many great takes on the theme bridges. Have a great weekend!

Pink {Aloha Monkey} said...

Wow! I love your in-depth interpretations of "bridge." These are all great shots!

Shinade said...

Wow you did an incredible job of finding a tremendous selections of bridges. And to top it all off you also got some great shots!!

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Lene said...

Thats a good collection of bridges!! Great post!!

Photo Cache said...

You surely showed us different forms of bridges and what wonderful photos too.

See you next week.

The Social Frog said...

Very nice bridge pictures! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..you covered them all. I can't believe that I didn't think of the card game bridge as I used to love to play it and did think about a "Bridge Over Troubled Water"...Really great job...Michelle..

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..you covered them all. I can't believe that I didn't think of the card game bridge as I used to love to play it and did think about a "Bridge Over Troubled Water"...Really great job...Michelle..

annie said...

Love all your photos but esp. the ones from Venice, my favorite city! Love the song lyrics too. Happy weekend.

Emzkie said...

wow.. great choices for the theme. love all your photos. btw thanks for dropping by my ph

Don said...

Speaking of Bridge (the card game), there is a very clever parody on both the Rubaiyat and Bridge, by Carolyn Wells. We scanned the drawings into one of our websites, and gave both the parodied quatrains and the original quatrains that were parodied.

This is the link: http://www.oldfashionedamericanhumor.com/the-rubaiyat-of-bridge.html

Ms. Wells was extremely clever.

Bo said...

Hiya Sherry...thoroughly enjoyable "bridges" post! I haven't been to Buda or Pest, but now I feel as though I have...Thanks! ;-) Bo

The Brantley Family said...

You should check out the latest issue of Charleston magazine. It has a lot about the old and new Cooper River bridges. http://www.charlestonmag.com/

storyteller said...

What an amazingly thorough response to this week's Photo Hunt theme!!! I enjoyed the variety immensely. Was that the Bridge of Sighs in the second to the last photo?
Thanks for sharing ...
Hugs and blessings,

Mrs Mecomber said...

Very creative, as usual! I visited this last week but was unable to leave a comment (Blogger was going screwy). So I wanted to pop back in and say how much I enjoy your Photo Hunts! And thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt last week. I am finally catching up!

 
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