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Fri Photo Blog - Bridges & Streams

by Wife of Bath Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 08:44:16 AM EST

So, ready or not, Bridges and Streams. I used "streams" rather than "rivers" to broaden the range a bit, though I can't actually imagine any Eurotribbers being inhibited by the wording of a theme.

I'm starting with some easily recognizable spots.

front-paged by afew


And I'm adding an attempt at "artsy-fartsyness" - view from the Venice canal bus under the pedestrian bridge by the port:

You can see the shadows made by those crossing the bridge.

And closer to home, a few of my favorite streams are the one in my neighborhood,

and the one coming down from the Alps nearby just outside Berchtesgaden at Almbachklamm.

This next photo was taken from the top of a big wooden bridge near the l'Accademia in Venice:

And finally, we go back to Paris:

I wonder how far around the world we can go? I can go no farther than Europe and the USA, I'm afraid.

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And Venice again (sorry, it was a recent trip) from a water bus on the Grand Canal.



'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:36:20 AM EST
Are the photos up top too large? Do I need to go back and resize?

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:37:42 AM EST
[ET Moderation Technology™]

They're fine.

However, when creating the diary, it's better to put some text and one photo in the first editing box (Intro Copy, or the diary header) and the rest in the second box (Extended Copy, or the diary body). What is generally called "the fold" comes between the two.

But don't worry about it now, I'll do the editing when front-paging the Photoblog over the weekend.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:55:05 AM EST
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[ET Moderation Technology™]

I've now done the edit to respond to Sven's request below.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:57:26 AM EST
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[ET Moderation Technology™]

I couldn't see any of the images, so I changed https URLs to http URLs.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:21:24 AM EST
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Thanks, Afew. You'd think I'd have picked up on that by now.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:32:14 AM EST
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WOB - only put one photo above the fold - otherwise people have to scroll down thru all your pix to post one of their own.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:53:55 AM EST

This, Porvoo's main bridge, is currently under scaffolding for a year long repair.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:56:22 AM EST

The detour bridge downriver.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:00:24 AM EST
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This isn't really a bridge, but there is a river under it. The Schwebebahn over the Wupper.

Scan through this maze of iron, and youj may begin to see the graceful arch of Germany's highest railroad bridge, the Müngstener Brücke, again over the Wupper.

Here's a hint.



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 05:31:48 AM EST
Here's what it looks like really, behind the hand-cranked tram ferry. (not my photos)



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 05:37:02 AM EST
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I shall try to be selective.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 06:51:17 AM EST
Hehehe... same applies for me. Now I can sump several of my recent photos!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:24:14 AM EST
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Yes, I'm going to have to dig through the portable hard drive to find more myself, and I'd better get busy since I'm out of town on Saturday.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:34:31 AM EST
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Calatrava bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem. Built for the light rail, but was used only as a pedestrian bridge for a long time.

Stream with modern art

As a hint to where that was taken, here is some modern architecture. I took the picture from almost the same place.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:45:41 AM EST
Ah! Calatrava strikes again...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 05:31:27 PM EST
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A little visit to Lyon, France, which has the Rhône and the Saône running by (through?). Captions are below the photos.


Le pont de l'Université bridge in Lyon on the Rhône .

 View of the Gateway Courthouse bridge in Lyon, Passerelle du Palais de Justice

My husband (wearing glasses) with his mother, daughter and daughter's boyfriend on the bridge in Lyon.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:17:00 AM EST
Next time, get in touch!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:45:47 AM EST
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I should have called this the "oops" blog.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:10:31 PM EST
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by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:41:53 AM EST
I love covered bridges. Where was this taken?

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:49:49 AM EST
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Forgot to add it -it is about 10 minutes from where I live.
by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:54:56 AM EST
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I was going to guess Vermont?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:47:19 AM EST
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I was thinking New England, too.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:10:59 PM EST
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Bridge in Épinal, France:

P.S. the wooden Bridge in the Picture above is about a 10 minutes walk from where I live.

by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:54:05 AM EST
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This is also a wooden bridge, same river but other direction. This bridge is temporary, because the old concrete bridge crashed a few years ago. I wouldn't mind it if they leave this one - it fits the surrounding and would save a few million.

The bridge is over the delta, where this river flows into the Rhine.

by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:01:55 AM EST
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This is one of the oldest bridges over the river Rhine. During Middle Age the right side of the bridge used to be build out of wood, so that in case of an attack it could be burned down.

by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:12:05 AM EST
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A partial picture of the Charles Bridge in Prague, taken during our Meetup there.

by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:31:58 AM EST
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Just ended up organizing my pictures and found this picture of a bridge over the river Mosel near Koblenz in Germany.

by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:19:45 PM EST
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Whoa... not sure I could cross that one and breathe at the same time.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:13:10 PM EST
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Well, when you cross it by car you can not see how high it is. Its only when you stopp at the end you can see it. :-)
by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:16:09 PM EST
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It's many many years since I've been there

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 08:29:59 PM EST
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Took a barge trip on the Marne-Rhine Canal in France from Toul to Strasbourg:

This is just a view toodling down the canal;

 This is a lock at RECHICOURT that is about 16 meters high (or low),

and then one gets to the St. Louis-Arzviller Plane and takes a "barge elevator"  (my term) down, as you can see in the following photos.

And we end our barge journey in:

Strasbourg.  I could retire near here and be pretty contented, I think. I really like the Strasbourg area, on both sides of the border.


'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:20:36 PM EST
Must have been a great trip. And that "barge elevator" must be pretty amazing, according to some friends of mine who own a boot and used it.
by Fran on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 01:26:23 PM EST
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The barge elevator looks like great fun!

I love these photoblogs.  Thanks for doing this!   Now I need to go find an arroyo to photograph...not much hope of it having water, though!  

by ElaineinNM on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 02:18:54 PM EST
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Yes, it's like moving a huge swimming pool, with a barge in it, down an incline. Very clever. It's a great trip for a group of people who enjoy one another's company and who like to cook together, too.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:02:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]
See the Falkirk Wheel.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:08:33 PM EST
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Wow. Looks very Space-age.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:37:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Wonderful photos, wonderful trip! What is the location for the first two photos, and what was your vantage point for the second barge elevator photo [thinking of accessibility off-barge]?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:37:25 PM EST
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The first two photos are somewhere between Nancy and Dombasle on the Marne-Rhin canal. Nancy and Saverne are the only largish places along the way until you reach Strasbourg.

In the second barge elevator photo we are watching from the waiting area at the top as the barge shown in the first photo is descending.

The third photo was taken from our barge as we descended, and the last shows members of our party watching as we reach bottom and prepare to head out into the natural waterway for the last part of the journey to Strasbourg.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:10:06 AM EST
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many years ago (going on 25!), I remember the elevator, still relatively new, which replaced a ladder of seventeen locks.

More recently, I have cycled the Saône-Rhine canal, through the stunningly beautiful Doubs valley, I wonder where my photos are?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:37:08 AM EST
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somewhere between Nancy and Dombasle

I don'tz think that's right. Isn't that area all flat, and without a tunnel for the canal? Checking on Google maps, the photos could be at the Vosges crossing.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 12:03:03 PM EST
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Here's the route we took:

Toul
junction with Moselle
Nancy
Dombasle
Réchicourt
Lutzelbourg
Saverne
Hochfelden
Souffelweyersheim
Strasbourg

I had to guess a bit at the first two photos, as I only know they were taken after we left Nancy and before we took that huge lock at Rechicourt (I think) but as I neglected to label the photos AND because I have a terribly unwrinkled brain, it is possible they were taken AFTER Rechicourt.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 12:49:15 AM EST
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I couldn't leave it at that, and just went ahead and located your photos :-)

The first photo is the western portal of the Souterrain de Niderviller, the first tunnel of the Vosges crossing at Arzviller. There must be several years between your photo and these two.

The second photo is on the eastern outskirts of Lutzelbourg (the first town below the barge elevator), looking west-southwest (also found photo from valley side).

I now remember that I passed through the same area on the parallel railway in 2007.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 04:16:10 AM EST
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You are simply amazing. I'm so tickled to get to see this and to pin down the locations.

Heck, I can't even remember how long ago the barge trip was... let me think... probably 2006.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:40:22 AM EST
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Do you still have the original raw photos? If so, you should have the date/time stamp of the file, and at least the sequence and daytime of the photos. (Also, for easy browsing, I archive all my raw photos in folders with a name consisting of ISO format date and a title indicating the general location.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:50:35 AM EST
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I've begun indexing that way in the last few years, but not at the time I took the barge trip... slow learner. But yes, I may still have the raw photos, though most of my digital stuff has been transferred file to file several times as I save to new portable hard drives, CDs, etc.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 05:28:11 AM EST
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From bridges

On a very small tributary of the Loire.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 02:50:42 PM EST
Picasa buggered up the height on the second picture. Making the colt look more lanky than she really was.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 02:58:14 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:05:19 PM EST
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Truly beautiful.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:03:12 PM EST
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From bridges

From the bridge of sighs: the prisoner's last view of the outside world.

From bridges

Waiting for a gondola.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 02:56:33 PM EST



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:00:47 PM EST

Bridge over boiling waters.

Family members.

Same stream, where it meets the sea.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:06:02 PM EST
New Zealand is on my wish list big time.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:39:44 AM EST
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Somewhere in the Corbières

Do we have to go through that?

Yes we do. Canal du Midi.

Pont canal du Midi, on the Orb.

This one's on the Gard.

Change of scale. This one looks like it's made of purloined telephone poles.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:17:32 PM EST

No trick photography, surreal effect.


one, two, three : Millenium, Southwark, Tower?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 03:27:27 PM EST
Heh... I was studying that first one for photoshopping until I finally read your caption.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:41:08 AM EST
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The other side of WoB's last bridge above


by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:35:02 PM EST

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 04:36:21 PM EST
Few of my old photos from Australia...some from Brisbane and some from Melbourne and Sydney...

Brisbane

Melbourne

Sydey (friend)



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Fri Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:58:49 PM EST
Love these. And your choices of perspective are fun, too. I don't know why I have Australia so desert-like in my mind, when it obviously has its lush parts, too. Musn't forget how huge it is, I guess.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:44:17 AM EST
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I believe "all Europeans" imagine Australia as a desert with kangaroos jumping around, ha-ha. Some Europeans (even young) told me so and they were surprised coming here. Desert is in the middle of continent but coast (especially QLD coast is very green (lot of rain especially in summer time). Some parts of SA and others become yellowish during the summer but not here.QLD obviously has mostly tropical trees and plants but Victoria for example, apart from some palms have also European plants (not possible to grow in QLD).

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 05:34:16 AM EST
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Ted posted some great photos of the Millau Bridge in my diary on the subject

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:45:44 AM EST
Yes, I remember that diary!


'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:13:12 AM EST
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From a trip to the Mt. Blanc area:

Above, a canal in Annecy, France, with pedestrian bridge in background.

Small overpass of a creek in Les Contamines, France

And another view from that little overpass in Les Contamine, looking toward Mt. Blanc.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:47:08 AM EST
What I like about Europe and New Zealand is that lakes and rivers and streams are natural and those that are not polluted have nice blue or green colour as opposed to here where rivers are tropical and muddy and lakes are almost always artificial (dams).

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 05:47:41 AM EST
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And, before we head out the door to go to my mother-in-law's, here are some of my night shots of Paris:

(captions below photos)

Seine at night looking on bank

Also from Seine at night, at bridge by Eiffel Tower

Lovely view of the Pont au Change. (oops, not night)

Night view of the Pont au Change.

Night view of Seine bridge.


'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:49:56 AM EST
Good night photos. They are hard to make without proper camera.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 05:39:57 AM EST
[ Parent ]



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 06:24:23 AM EST



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 06:30:18 AM EST

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 10:50:19 AM EST
1 and 4 are great shots.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 11:33:58 AM EST
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I like 2 and 3, too.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:43:04 PM EST
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I suppose that I gravitate toward pictures showing action ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:07:15 AM EST
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wow, every one a jewel! where are these taken?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 12:17:43 PM EST
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In the Pyrenees, in this département, the Ariège. The ridge against the sky in the last one is France on this side, Spain behind on the right, Andorra behind on the left.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:16:44 PM EST
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Wow!

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:02:38 AM EST
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Bridge over River Hers, near where I live


River Taff in Cardiff


The bay it flows into

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 11:39:15 AM EST
So many photos already, but I post a lot of mine too!

Here is Ponte Vecchio in Florence on a summer morning:

I got to Venice, too, having changed trains there. The new Calatrava-designed bridge over the end of the Grand Canal:

Bridge over a side canal:

The uglier side of the Rialto Bridge (sorry for the bad lights):

Flowers on a small bridge:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 01:56:23 PM EST
Great!

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:05:35 AM EST
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The Grand Canal of Venice isn't really a stream, but here are some extra photos of it:

The start of the Grand Canal, from Calatrava's footbridge:

The most-photographed section, photographed not from the Rialto bridge itself but a pier just next to it:

Next to St. Marco, the Grand Canal merges into the bay, and a giant ship was leaving:

Back at the entrance of the train station, night falls over the Grand Canal:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:59:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Opened in 1854, the railway across the Semmering pass, south of Vienna in Austria, boasts of being the oldest mountain railway (though a section of the Baltimore & Ohio in the USA and the Geislinger Steige in Germany are older). As such, it is full of bridges, and there are streams nearby. Some of the sights in sequence, from valley to mountain...

Past Gloggnitz, there is this miniature bridge/underpass: it's about one metre high, you have to cross it with a deep bow!

As for a stream, here is a canal alongside the Schwarza river at Schlöglmühl:

The steep climb begins past Payerbach-Reichenau when the line curves back on itself on the Schwarzatal-Viadukt (228 m long, 25 m high):

Past the station of Küb, the Höllgraben-Viadukt (82 m long, 28 m high):

Just before the station of Eichberg (where the line changes from the valley of the Schwarza into that of the Heidbach) is the Abfaltersbachgraben-Viadukt (98 m long, 30 m high), seen from both directions:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:29:52 PM EST
Just past the station of Klamm-Schottwien is the Wagnergraben-Viadukt (142 m long, 39 m high):

Past the station of Breitenstein is the Krausel-Klause-Viadukt (87 m long; 36 m high), here from bottom and from top (in increasingly bad weather):

Only a tunnel later, the line loops back on itself across the valley on the main attraction of the line, the Kalte-Rinne-Viadukt (184 m long, 46 m high). Seen from three directions (on the last photo, you can see that I'm far from the most hardcore photographing railfan; another madman is the reddish blob at the right end of the rockfall retaining net above the tunnel):

Next is the Adlitzgraben-Viadukt (151 m long, 24 m high), where the mountainside below the footpath was cleared recently:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 03:30:26 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Absolutely gorgeous photos. And suddenly I'm dying to take a train trip.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:27:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Do the trains drive on the left in austria?
by njh on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:29:14 PM EST
[ Parent ]
In general, no, but they do on this line (and a couple of other old lines). They will finally switch it in 2012, when Vienna's central station opens.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 06:06:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
They do in France I recall.  Was surprised when the train arrived from the wrong direction at CdG.
by njh on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 04:16:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, left-driving is the norm on railways in France, with right-driving exceptions on some lines in areas that were formerly part of Germany (for example between Metz and Forbach). Apart from France and obvious exceptions Britain and Ireland, left-driving is still the rail norm in Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, too.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 05:02:40 AM EST
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The drivers must get terribly confused, especially when they come out of trainparks :)
by njh on Fri Nov 4th, 2011 at 04:07:04 AM EST
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It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:12:01 PM EST
Over the summer, there was a family reunion in a new park in Budapest, made in place of a former industrial harbour of the Danube. Some photos I made then.

The oxbow turned industrial harbour turned boat lake, with a thermal power plant in the background:

On the other side of the Kopaszi Dam is the Danube:

South from where the lake connects to the Danube, a dog was jumping into and back out of the water (I tried several shots but never managed to catch him mid-air):

Just to the north, the main rail bridge (a "temporary" post-war construction still in place) and the newest road bridge of the city cross the Danube. The latter, distinguished by its red combined cantilever-and-lamp-poles, has been named for nearby city district Lágymányos for 16 years (chosen by public vote), but Hungary's and Budapest's new right-wing governments had to leave a mark by re-naming it for a historical figure, hence Rákóczi Bridge.

A preserved Nohab diesel loco crossed the railway bridge.

Here is the Lágymányosi/Rákóczi Bridge from the start of the pedestrian walkway.

Piers to the north, with one span of the Petőfi Bridge (the third-newest road bridge, originally named for the between-world-wars dictator).

A ship before the new National Theatre (a memento of the previous, 1998-2002 rule of the present government):

Looking up the Danube, with four of the main bridges and the touristy parts of Budapest visible:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:14:51 PM EST
Seville :

Avignon: the bridge to nowhere

Toulouse


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:19:38 PM EST
A bridge to nowhere is very appealing somehow.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:38:15 AM EST
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The Soca river, front line between the Italians and the Austrians in World War 1. We are on the Mussolini-era Italian mausoleum.

On the Napoleon Bridge, on a tributary of the Soca.

Ljubljana :

Padlocks on bridges are this year's thing :

The dragon, from the bridge of the same name :


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:27:25 PM EST
The Soca Valley battle was a barely moving front battle like the West Front, but in steep mountains. The brother of one of my great-grandmothers, being too old for fighting service, was responsible for transporting soldiers' pay for the Austro-Hungarian troops in the Soca Valley. He survived until the last few weeks, when he was robbed, and didn't survive the hospital.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:42:46 PM EST
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Yes, padlocks on bridges, saw them at Cinque Terre and over the Seine.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:39:44 AM EST
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Nothing comes close to the railway bridge into Cologne (south side)....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 11:11:54 AM EST
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Mussoleum surely?
by njh on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:51:36 PM EST
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Or more precisely, Murano



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 04:29:52 PM EST
A long distance view.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 05:37:39 PM EST
Juno Beach, not West Palm, right?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Oct 29th, 2011 at 10:56:08 PM EST
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Beats me? I was visiting my sister who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, and we drove about 20 minutes.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 03:47:54 AM EST
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Yep, Juno.  I grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, over off Lighthouse Drive.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 08:35:01 AM EST
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This diary proves my point, made in the last photoblog, that ET has a bunch of photographic talent that could be used to illuminate any reports that might be published.

Why don't we try a Photoblog theme that challenges: for instance "How we waste electricity", or some such? For revealing in, say, a month's time?

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:15:38 AM EST
Excellent idea.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 06:50:02 AM EST
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Other possible themes: "Energy", "Bank facades",  "Compassion".

What if I put up a diary soon to explain the idea, suggest these themes and add a poll for a vote on which themes, and then, when the theme is chosen, set a date for the results.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 07:17:43 AM EST
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Let's do it!


'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:42:42 AM EST
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I think this diary proves "Bridges" is ET's favourite photoblog theme, and we could fill a diary chock-full anew every quarter.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 03:00:54 PM EST
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So many great photos! I am impressed.
Jew more from Brisbane river today...

Check my Australian way of life dairy for more photos...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:18:20 AM EST
Working on a photo diary about Reunion Island; the island has plenty of waterfalls, so here's a preview:

Cascade Langevin:

Rivière Langevin (with a tree fern in the background):

Cascade Blanche, cirque de Salazie:

Voile de la Mariée ("Bridalveil fall"), cirque de Salazie:

Anse des Cascades:

A small ravine called "Bassin Pigeon" near Saint Paul:

by Bernard on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 07:24:37 AM EST
Siiiiiiigh, waterfalls.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:43:54 AM EST
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Big wildfire on the island at the moment.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 03:32:44 PM EST
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Yep, at the Maïdo mountain range forest: the leeward (West) coast of the island is becoming quite dry in October/November, at the end of the winter, unlike the East coast and the pitons and cirques in the middle. The South Indian ocean monsoon will eventually bring a lot of rain in December/January, along with summer heat (and hurricanes); until then...

Note that the Maïdo range also suffered a major fire back in 2009.

by Bernard on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 04:35:35 PM EST
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Before zoom

After zoom



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 09:10:28 AM EST
Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

by Ivo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 01:33:48 PM EST
Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

by Ivo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 01:39:18 PM EST
For some reason the pics I inserted don't show up... sorry
by Ivo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 01:41:44 PM EST
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Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

Kapellbrücke, Luzerne, Switzerland

... something like that? (I copied the "share" html code from Flickr and messed with it a bit, otherwise the image isn't shareable, or something)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:07:38 PM EST
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... that's an amazing bridge!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:08:33 PM EST
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Hi eurogreen, thank you so much for the input. What exactly have you done while "messing a bit" with the flickr's code? Asking you so I may be able to post more images without the hindrance.
by Ivo on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 04:55:16 AM EST
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Hi Ivo
The basic problem, I think, was that you originally posted the urls for the images displayed on the Flickr page. But they don't allow you to embed that directly in another site.

So you have to use the "Partager/Share/..." (whatever it is in your language) button on the Flickr page, and choose the option "Copy the HTML", also choosing the size you want (I chose "Large"). This gives you the url for a version of the picture that flickr will allow to appear on eurotrib, or elsewhere.

The resulting html includes a link to the flickr page, which I removed. I think that's all.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 01:40:59 PM EST
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Thanks once again. Sound a bit complicated but I'll give it a try right away :-)
by Ivo on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 04:17:31 PM EST
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by sgr2 on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:01:59 PM EST
Recognize the Transamerica Pyramid, looking right up Broadway from the Bay Bridge. and is that the circular horse ride church steeple in Copenhagen?

Funny, I was thinking there was another bridge missing from this set.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:02:48 PM EST
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Yes, you're right, it's Copenhagen.

Looked all over for a picture of our "famous" bridge but no dice, a view from "the other one" was all I could find. ;-)

by sgr2 on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:59:12 PM EST
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4th picture of boats and snow taken in Turku?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 05:13:46 PM EST
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Well you're kinda, sorta close AT, it's actually Stockholm. ;-)
by sgr2 on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 06:01:54 PM EST
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I recognised Stockholm all tho I have been there last time like 13 years ago...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 06:26:32 PM EST
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Upps...it was actually 1988...Wow I must have a good memory...and I liked Stockholm a lot.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 11:00:52 PM EST
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1988 (23 years ago) or 1998?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 03:05:29 AM EST
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Yeah...1988...unbelievable how time fly...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 05:26:02 AM EST
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Close but no kewpie doll.

:-)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 07:47:31 PM EST
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The before-last reminded me of Sarpsborg, Norway, but I'm rather certain that isn't it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 06:50:08 PM EST
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Yes, you're right DoDo, it isn't Norway.

I'm told that when Helsinki was founded this is the area where it all started, at the base of the Vantaa River. The area is called "Vanhankaupunginlahti" and it is currently a nature conservation zone and important bird area.

by sgr2 on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 08:47:34 AM EST
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It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:17:28 PM EST



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 02:31:16 PM EST
Some photos from Serbia...

Belgrade - Danube River

Belgrade - Sava River

Denube River - Djerdap

Vlasinsko jezero (lake)



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Sun Oct 30th, 2011 at 07:56:32 PM EST
Now for some miscellaneous shots taken by my husband as he and his son "did" the Western United States.

A footbridge down in the Carlsbad Caverns:

Several images of the Golden Gate Bridge:

And here's a stream that runs along beside the little train that takes passengers from Durango to Silverton and back in Colorado.



'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:46:36 AM EST
 I guess it's not surprising that my Florence bridge photo looks so much like the other that was posted.

Here's another view of it.

 

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:53:07 AM EST
 A few shots from Wales, first with my nephew from Texas and my friend Andy from London with his husband, David from Bali:

And here's a nearby waterfall.  These photos were taken in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

And finally, my last Bridges and Streams photo, a little canal near a village on the North Sea near Wittmund, Germany:



'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 06:02:51 AM EST
Okay, I DO remember when these were taken because it was a few days before "the war started" (George W. Bush's Iraq war in 2003); my nephew was really impressed with the coverage and the rallies in London.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 06:05:03 AM EST
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of digital photography (1999 for me) and found these: (New Zealand again)



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 01:51:55 PM EST
NZ is a great place to visit. I lived there for 4 years but at the time I did not have digital camera.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 01:26:40 AM EST
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How about right now? I was annoyed about not having any interesting pictures of Lyon, so I went out and took some.

Technically no good, but that's not the point.



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 01:59:44 PM EST
Wow.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 03:35:42 PM EST
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That's your bridge : le Pont de l'Université.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Oct 31st, 2011 at 05:10:05 PM EST
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The night exoticism of the otherwise restrained Zürich.

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by Ivo on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 at 04:35:17 PM EST
Wow. Great.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 01:03:39 AM EST
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Postcard worthy, IMHO.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 10:38:08 AM EST
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That's me, sleeping next to my August aquisition, a 20 foot 33 year old English riverboat. Taken near Auxerre on the Canal Nivernais.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 12:57:05 PM EST
The moody Zürich...

PICT2208.jpg

PICT0001.jpg

by Ivo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 06:43:18 PM EST
Fantastic!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 07:17:55 PM EST
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Thanks.
by Ivo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 07:42:11 PM EST
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Bremgarten. The magic at dusk... gazing from the old wooden bridge at the other, tram only, across the water (with one passing in that very moment)

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by Ivo on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 at 08:00:06 PM EST
Fantastic

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Thu Nov 3rd, 2011 at 02:33:24 AM EST
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