October 2, 2011

Bridge to Cultural Island

This traditional Chinese gate marks the entrance to the bridge going to Cultural Island, an eyot in Jiangjiang River flowing through the southern Guangdong town of Wuchuan.


Wuchuan, Guangdong, 2011

I have crossed this bridge many times, and I will cross it again next week. Still, I don't know the name of the bridge, or whether it even has one.



 This bridge joins Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges.

Note: On Tuesday I will go on the road again and expect to have sporadic internet access over the next few weeks, so you may not see me until I return. While behind The Great Firewall of China, I can receive and send email, but Big Brother is not a fan of Blogger.

27 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Francisca!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, blogging is an enemy of the people.
I forgot.
I had to look up "eyot" (aka "ait") — what an interesting word! Wikipedia could only provide half a dozen instances of its use, in books I haven't read, so we'll have to tell Mr. (or is it Ms?) W. Pedia to add your blog to his/her list.
Your photos are, as always, lovely. Are the deer on the bridge permanent?
I'll be thinking of you "behind the wall" (which sounds much worse than it actually is).
— K

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos and interesting narratives. I'm glad to see that you are on the move again. We are going to be in the same place for a few days, so I arranged some internet access from a local provider. We're in Southern Utah right now! I'm gonna spend a few minutes here and catch up!

J Bar said...

Quite beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Vicki/Jake said...

I love the colors! And being behind a wall in China, with Big Brother, sounds a bit spooky...or something.I just need to go read more of you. I'm funny, you're intriguing :) Be safe....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post! Bon voyage -- and be careful in there ;>)

s.c said...

Nice little reportage. The bridge railing gives it away. Only possible in the east. Thanks for showing.

Andrea said...

Very beautiful and vivid photos as usual. I can say you not only love reflections but also bridges, but everything you showed us are outstanding.

Birdman said...

Thanks for the story about this bridge.

Cezar and Léia said...

This bridge is magnificent and I love the second shot ( amazing details), but all are wonderful pictures!
By the way...I hope you have some sun this week there!
Sunny days are much appreciate in Luxembourg because they are not so common! :)
hugs to your heart,
Léia

Kaori said...

I love the first photo! The entrance to the bridge is so grand! And I also love that cultural island in kanji is also the same as the chinese letters written in the second photo here in Japan :D

Hope you have a good time on the road! Can't wait to see more of your lovely photos, Francisca. I've missed you and your blog :)

Pat said...

That is quite the bridge! That entrance is extraordinary!

Andy said...

I'll miss your postings when you are in the land of censorship. I'm sure you will make up for it.

T. Becque said...

Wonderful and wonderful again that you're traveling! I envy you in a nice way of course :) I hope to see some of your photos from your trip!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The gate is incredibly ornate and invites the eye to linger. The bridge not so much. Good luck on your blogging behind the Great Firewall (a name that earned a chuckle, mind you).

Andressa C. said...

AMAZING!

I will follow your blog.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Such a nice bridge with such a grand entrance as well!

JM said...

I've seen some of these gates in Tibet and they can be quite shocking considering all the rest, if you know what I mean...

EG Wow said...

WOW! So majestic that entrance way is!

Evelyn said...

Happy Travels. Eat lots :)

forgetmenot said...

Have a safe and fun filled trip. I always look forward to your photos and posts. Mickie :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a magnificent Chinese gate!

Jacob said...

That gate is superb! Wow! And the bridge. I sort of envy you heading into China. But I'm sure you'll continue to post beautiful pictures of your adventures!

Your comment about Big Brother and Blogger expresses well the power of the word and the power of the people.

The high and mighty are always afraid of both. For good reason!

Carola said...

Wonderful bridge shots.
Francisca, have a good time in China.

H said...

That bridge is incredible! Such detail!

Have a fantastic time in China :)

Anita Johnson said...

I can't get over the sights you see! Amazing!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful bridge. Hope you survive Big Brother and have fun! :)