December 10, 2011

Reflections on a Bridge

Back in January of this year, we saw this bridge under construction near where we were staying in Kaiping. It was in fact a reconstruction of an old one. It is called the Tanjiang Bridge.

Kaiping, 2011

By October when we went back it was completed and in operation. I learned that this 328 meter long bridge with six lanes was opened to traffic on June 22. The reconstruction had started in July 2009.


The towers on the bridge symbolize the watch towers for which this county is famous.


On the bridge I found a "selfie" reflection for Weekend Reflections. The bridge joins Sunday Bridges.

36 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful bonus the reflection is, Francisca. I love it!
K

nanny said...

Such a beautiful bridge.....great shots!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, incredible bridge, Cisca!! And your captures are superb as always! Glad you caught your own reflection, too! How fun and a great bonus indeed! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Inger-M said...

That's a really beautiful bridge! It's modernly streamlined, and yet has a traditional look. I love how you have framed it in the first shot. Superb reflection shot too!

cieldequimper said...

That's a really good looking bridge! The last shot is fantastic!

Faye said...

What a dramatic bridge design--and complementary to its location with the towers. In my city of Louisville, Kentucky we've had a recent bridge crisis where a major one had to be closed to traffic for cracks in foundation. I hope the new one will be as "right" as this one.

Dorian Susan said...

Round reflections are so wonderful. You are looking very self-assured in this pose. What a beautiful bridge..love the shot with the bike.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

interesting photos and post, but I especially am drawn to your final photograph; very creative! Happy Christmas

tapirgal said...

These are really lovely, and an interesting bridge. So often the old and modern don't complement each other the way they were intended, but here they get my vote. I especially like the contrast in the first two. The color in the lighter area is super nice against the trees.

Ann said...

People no need to work.

When I was in junior high, there were 2 houses being built.

My Ah Kung/grand Dad would sit at our balcony and watch. Of course we kids would do the same. Mum "people no need to work???"

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your last photo has it all including two towers et toi.

Traveling Hawk said...

Like everybody here, I like the last photo too. It's an interesting bridge, with an intriguing iron structure.

Elisa said...

Great captures Francisca!
Have a super nice weekend
Elisa, from Argentina

Genie said...

What an awesome bridge. Love the way they added the red. The reflection in the chrome ball is fabulous. It even picked up all of the color. Wonderful captures. F...I went back in and cropped Eloise reflection photo. I think I did it correctly. The aspect ratio appears to be the same and it certainly looks better. Thanks so much for the suggestion.

EG Wow said...

The second photo is especially wonderful! Love the angle of the red on the bridge and the bike is an added bonus.

Lowell said...

'Tis a very nice bridge my friend...I like the watchtowers...and the reflection ball ain't bad, either!

Ms. Becky said...

oh I love each one of these photos!!! especially the one of the bike-rider and the towers. wow, that's a great capture. and I'm loving your selfie too - your stance is the best part. happy weekend to you Francisca.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is some bridge! Great shots.

Andrea said...

All the photos are splendid, well composed, but that last one is really outstanding! You are so observant for finding that structure for reflection.

Andy said...

This is a great find for Sunday bridges. I always enjoy viewing your photos Francisca.

Lowell said...

Hi Francisca! I'm off to play golf, but will return later. Re "Horse Fever": Here's a link -

http://www.ocala.com/article/20090611/ARTICLES/906089973

This article is a bit outdated. And a bit wrong. At the time it was written I believe there were 55 horses in Ocala and just recently another group was added, so the total is about 80.

If you Google "Ocala Florida Horse Fever," you can get additional info.

Re my visit to the surgeon's office: That was a follow-up. Last July 12 I slipped on a wet board on a golf course in Tennessee and tore the tendons off my left knee. Surgery was August 25. I started playing golf again about 2-3 weeks ago. Dr. Duke is very happy with his work and my knee, as am I. :-) Not much fun to go through all this crap at my age, tho!

Liz said...

Great post. Your last image is fantastic!!

Kaori said...

I love seeing you in your photos! And a very fancy self photo, too! Are there really towers that look like the towers on the bridge in the city?

Genie said...

XOXOXOXOXO Happy Sunday...Just had to write and say Thank You for putting a grin on my face this morning. Am still in bed commenting on blogs. It is a real shame you live so far away. We could have such fun together trying to get off “auto” with our camera. Finally went out last night and tried shooting the moon. Nothing great, but a beginning. genie

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

a great series of photos - love the reflection!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the red detail in this bridge, the structure is so original!
And bravo for so wonderful pictures, the last one is breathtaking, perfect capture!
Léia

Ebie said...

I love the design of the bridge. By the looks on the pillars, the water is shallow, but if not, very well designed, and not towering.

Nice pose for your reflection!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic reflection and such a beautiful bridge!

adrenalearn said...

interesting architecture...so unique design.

Kim, USA said...

We have like this kind of bridge but the color is blue. Awesome!

Bridge

NixBlog said...

Great photos, Francisca. I especially like the reflecting ball shot!
PS: And just read your Word Verification Versification - Great stuff LOL

Pat Tillett said...

great place, nice photos and a bonus reflection!

James said...

Cool bridge and I love the reflection! I'm not sure why you think I was surprised about great pasta in Italy. :)

JM said...

The bottom shot is a winner!

Carola Habeck said...

Beautiful reflection shot with you.

Vicki/Jake said...

OOoooO..a RED bridge..love it:)