Bridge. It’s a crossing, a passage, something to tide you over until your phantom ship comes in. A link between places, times, people. The way to cross the river or the chasm. Symbolic and real, it’s a word of many meanings.

Bridge is a concept. It lives in English as a verb, noun, and sometimes, adjective. It’s also a great subject for a photographer.



19 thoughts on “BRIDGES

    • Yes, a better than usual topic. They should have flipped the subjects. Made “bridges” the weekly photo challenge and “transmogrify” the daily post challenge. i could WRITE about transmogrify, but photograph? Really? Bridges, on the other hand … I have a LOT of bridge pictures. Like you, I live by a river, so we’ve got bridges. New, old, scenic, ugly, broken, and in the process (naturally) of being repaired. Some bridges have been under construction as long as anyone can remember. There’s one in Boston they’ve been repairing since sometime in the 1960s. By the time they finish one set of repairs, it’s time to start the next.


  1. “The Bridges At Toko-Ri” (’54-Paramount). William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Earl Holliman. Dir: Mark Robson.
    (Great closing line. Fredric March as the commander, reflecting on men who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Where do we find such people, I wonder. Where?”)


    • Thank you very much 🙂

      I work at it, but mostly, I play at it because it is FUN. There are many other photographers as good or much better, certainly have better technical skills … and often, better equipment too. But I really enjoy it. Photography has been my hobby my entire adult life.

      Of all the hobbies I can think of, it’s the only one you never get too old to do. It never gets boring. You can take it with you wherever you go and these days, post the results online. It gives you a reason to get out of the house when you ordinarily wouldn’t bother. It’s a way to be creative without needing a special room or expensive equipment. Because even if all you have is a cell phone, you can always take pictures. A good eye can overcome technology.

      I most highly recommend it 🙂


    • Thank you so much 🙂 I suppose because I shoot the same scenes many times, I have to look for new angles. Otherwise, all my pictures look exactly the same. Many of them DO look the same, no matter how hard I try, so unless the season changes, even I can’t tell when i took them unless I check the date. It’s the up and down of shooting locally.


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