FOLLOW MY SHADOW

From the left bank of the Tagus River,  a magnificent, red-painted, steel suspension structure crosses the bay and takes you straight onto shores of Lisbon. All you need to do is follow its shadow.

 

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25 de abril

 

 

Weekly photo challenge now appears on Wednesdays, but I will continue to post for it on Fridays. The theme this week is Shadow. Our blogger friend Restless Jo likes walks but she also likes bridges, and I am sure she crossed this one before. Please, join her for her latest walk in the south of Portugal.

Photography: Connect

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What you see in this photo is the landmark of Oxford, Herftord Bridge, popularly known as the Bridge of Sighs though its design bears a closer similarity to Rialto Bridge than to the actual Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice. It connects the Old and New Quadrangles of Hertford College and was completed in 1914.

Linked to today’s  #photo101 project.

Thursday’s Special: Bridge of Light

Walking in the small north Italian town of Vicenza I stepped on a little, quaint footbridge that was shining beautifully in the dark. Different than much older stone bridges across the Bacchiglione this bridge seemed to evoke the music from Keith Jarrett’s 1993 classical album.

I could write about a musical phenomenon that is Keith Jarrett, but it would not be fair as there are many people that are more qualified to speak about him. I could try to give an account of his impressive musical career as a jazz and classical pianist/composer, or of his battle with a chronique debilitating disease that he finally managed to win, or I could tell you about his neurotic perfectionism and his meltdowns on concerts when he lashes out at people for coughing and fidgeting.

None of that would do justice to Keith Jarrett. His work, his music, his ratio vivendi is meant to be evaluated and appreciated with our ears only, preferably with our eyes closed.

I hope you will like the attached tracks from his album Bridge of Light. The pic I took in Vicenza is my tribute to his inimitable musical genius.


 

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**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.

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Thursday’s Special: Heart of Steel

Unlike Paris or Prague, 900 year-old Zagreb did not develop on the banks of a river. Over centuries it had sufficient room to grow at the bottom of Medvednica Mountain, and was reluctant to cross the watercourse. When in the 1930’s the town’s population started to move across the Sava, Zagreb was in need of bridges. The Railway Bridge also known as the “Green Bridge” was built in 1939, and at the time of construction was the longest arch span of all railway bridges in Europe.

Today, the town’s landmark that leads us from the south of the town to the downtown Zagreb, the Green Bridge stands as a symbol of life on the river, a symbol of steadiness, perseverance, constancy, the one thing that remains the same while everything else around it changes as much as the river itself.

 

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P.S. It seemed fair that in spite of all my travels I dedicate my 200th post to my home town Zagreb 🙂

**About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘non-challenge’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. I invite everybody interested to join in. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions (no red tape whatsoever). The only thing required is to post a photo post on Thursdays entitled “Thursday’s Special: (your theme/title)” (as explained in my Thursday’s Special introductory post), to provide a link to my Thursday’s Special post, and to leave a link to your post in the comments section of my post. If you like Thursday’s Special widget, feel free to grab it and post it on your blog.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORESHADOW

 
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SUNDAY POST: Bridge

You know how you sometimes pass by things and never have a closer look, or stop to take a photo. The same happened with this railway bridge that I pass under every day on my way to work. Today I was so happy to see Jake back with us and his challenge on, that I went out even before my morning coffee,  and took a photo of it.

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