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Friday Bridge blogging

by PeWi Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 01:10:13 PM EST

It was a long day for me but I am still at work research for a book, and I came across this:

Original embedded image got access-restricted, new copy hosted & inserted from NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2006 by DoDo

and I though, ah yes, it is Friday, lets have some bridge blogging.

So your task, for this diary. Find bridges, that are award winning or aren't quite used in the way originally intendet.

And yes, The photo is copyrighted and by Jan Grarup, Denmark, Politiken/Rapho.
The title is: Kashmir earthquake aftermath. It was a People in the News: 2nd prize. And I stole it here


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btw. this is also a timely reminder to give to the earth quake victims in Pakistan - they still need our support

here are some details from red cross crescent

on February the 2nd 2006 they write:

Outstanding needs: CHF 32,076,917; to date over CHF 119 million has been received, of which over CHF
66 million is in cash and over 53 million is in-kind contributions. More pledges are in the pipeline and will
be reflected in the next operations update; updates are now being issued on a weekly basis. Additional
support - particularly in cash - is still urgently needed.
...
Objective: the basic shelter and household needs of 81,000 earthquake-affected families (approximately
570,000 people) in northern Pakistan are met over the next six months, enabling them to start rebuilding
their future.
Progress/Achievements
The operation has now reached the objective of providing basic shelter and household needs to 81,000 earthquakeaffected
families (approximately 570,000 people) in northern Pakistan. But it is clear that there is still a need for
further assistance during the immediate winter period and the Federation will continue to work in the affected
areas.

Of course this is only one agency, and if you have another one please give there.

by PeWi on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 01:10:29 PM EST
O.k I will do the posting then. here are some Moebious bridges - combining nicely Jerome's wish for some Escher blogging with some twisted bridges...

which is just a further development from this

which of course really does look like

all stolen here with some more really interesting bridge designs.

or

which is from here

by PeWi on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 08:42:02 PM EST
Welcome back, bridge blogging! (What's the book you are working on, PeWi?)

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 07:08:57 AM EST
A picture book...

There is a photography project here in the North East of England, which is an area with the lowest average distribution of BME communities in England. It is so small that the biggest minority is in fact Germans, or people that would be eligible for a German passport (narrowly beating the Chinese and the the Pakistani, with 10000, slightly less than 10000 and 9000 respectively).

A diversity organisation called Diversity North East, which has BBC, Arts Council, English Heritage, Government Office North East and others, hired me to make an interesting art book out of this documentary style photographs that really are to show how diverse the North East is.

There are truely stunning images and some really sweet once - but I am working on the text in the moment. The photographers are that, photgraphers and they are not writers and the commissioning comittee would like to have plenty of text, and the photographers don't want to write. and the committee changes the images they want to use or cannot agree.
So book by comittee. Sounds like fun eh? And the dead-line is approaching so fast it is not funnny.

Just came back from an interview with one of the artists, to get more text - and then I am only employed to do this 9 to 5 - you should not work in an area where your conviction is. Self exploitation...

by PeWi on Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 10:40:46 AM EST
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The future Térenez bridge in Britain is an interesting one:

Building starts in 2006 and is expected to last 3 years. It is not a Moebiusian bridge yet, but it could become one after strong winds...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 10:29:36 AM EST


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