Travel theme: Bridges

Seeing as I’ve just written about crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on my road trip, I thought I’d have a look at some other bridges I’ve encountered on my travels. From my hometown, here is Dublin‘s Beckett Bridge.

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Just north of New York City on the Hudson Line is the legendary Sleepy Hollow, home to spooky graveyards and the Headless Horseman Bridge.

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A rosy sunset over a bridge along Philadephia‘s Schuylkill River, on the way to 30th Street Station.

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Are you ready to cross the bridge when you come to it? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Bridges
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

Looking forward to your post – remember, a bridge too far might just be worth the effort.

xxx

Ailsa

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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431 Responses to Travel theme: Bridges

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  2. fgassette says:

    It is always exciting to see what theme and photos you will come up for us. Here is mine: http://wp.me/p23TG1-2f0

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    • ailsapm says:

      Lovely photos, Francine, that Smolen-Gulf bridge is absolutely fascinating to me, something about it seems quintessentially small-town America, I love it!

  3. tikamika says:

    Dublin’s Beckett Bridge looks amazing! I’ll be in the city for Saint Patrick’s Day, so I’ll be sure to make my way over to this very enchanting bridge. I went to Chicago a few years back and its millenium park bridge is a noise-cancelling beauty!!!

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, how fun that you’ll be in Dublin for Paddy’s Day, I hope you have an amazing time, tikamika. I’m going to have to check out that bridge in Chicago too, thanks for the tip! xxx

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  6. Ailsa – You’ve got some awfully nice expanses in your bridge set. Excellent portfolio. Here’s my offering for this week’s travel theme, Far from Madison County: http://thepalladiantraveler.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/

    • ailsapm says:

      I love it, Tom, what an amazing photo essay! And I’m awfully touched by your concern for my missing luggage, hee hee! 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Yaay, so glad you joined in the bridges challenge, Wtofly, what a lovely series of shots. Can I ask where the 3rd and 4th shots were taken? They’re wonderful!

      • Admin says:

        Thank you so much! The 4th photo is taken in Verona and the 5th one is taken in Bardolino (Lago di Garda) close to Verona ( both locations in Italy).

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  8. G’day, y’all! I’m back from Australia, and I’m rarin’ to go! Here’s my decidedly Down Under take on the week’s Bridges Travel Theme: http://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/ailsas-travel-theme-bridges-2/

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  10. Wow, Ailsa, that Dublin Beckett’s Bridge is so ultra-modern, and your photo is great! I also love the Headless Horseman bridge. Thanks for another good challenge. Here’s mine for this week: http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/

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  12. I might enter this twice, I think. Here is my first entry (a very old convict built bridge on Norfolk Island in the Pacific): http://empressnasigoreng.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/crossing-a-bridge-in-search-of-adventure/

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  14. Ben Nelson says:

    I love your contrast between the Dublin bridge and your Sleepy Hollow bridge – here’s mine http://wp.me/p2Cq37-bJ

  15. Ben Nelson says:

    I love the contrast between the Dublin bridge and the one in Sleepy Holly. Here are some of my favs http://wp.me/p2Cq37-bJ

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  17. Fast Pam says:

    nice pick on a the topic,,,,here is a post from and up close and personal experience with a bridge in Argentina from the Life Bus!

    http://thelifebus.com/2013/02/22/weekly-travel-theme-bridges/

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  20. trishworth says:

    When I imagine Dublin, which I have to because I haven’t been to Ireland, I don’t have a neon-lit bridge in mind. My vision is of something quainter. Thanks for proposing bridges this week, Ailsa. I had a few: http://soundslikewish.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/ailsas-travel-photo-challenge-bridges/

    • ailsapm says:

      Dublin is a quirky mix of the very old and the brand spanking new, Trish, there are happily tons of old bridges too! I absolutely loved your post, what amazing bridges, that top one in particular sparks my imagination. xxx

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  23. Beautiful photos! And I’ve been on that bridge in Dublin in December, Ailsa 😀 I’m in love with your home town.
    Here’s my bridge:
    http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/
    Have a connected weekend x

  24. Another fantastic theme – thank you Ailsa! And your first photo is so gorgeous! Here’s my entry!
    http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/weekly-travel-theme-bridges/

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  26. Madoqua says:

    Your bridge photos are lovely. I have posted about a bridge which simply goes nowhere! It’s certainly different!
    http://madoqua.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/weekly-travel-challenge-a-bridge-to-nowhere

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh boy, Madoqua, I wouldn’t want to be driving along there in the dark by mistake. I remember watching the light rail bridge from Seattle’s airport into the city centre under construction and was fascinated by the big unfinished structure as it slowly started to take shape.

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  28. livvy30 says:

    Great theme Ailsa! I could have done a few posts from Cork, but that’s not really travelling!!! Looking forward to seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in the summer. http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/

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  30. great captures, Ailsa and a very interesting theme … as always! here’s mine: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/

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    • ailsapm says:

      Ahh, Venice, such a glorious city. Beautiful shots, Meg, all of them, but my fave is Burano, with such pretty colours! xxx

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  34. thephotoseye says:

    Love your photos….here are three bridges crossed in my travels….http://thephotoseye.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/travel-theme-bridges/

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh my, what a stunning array of bridges you have crossed on your travels! Where was that beautiful white and gold bridge? It’s gorgeous. xxx

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  38. Madhu says:

    Cool theme Ailsa and great shots as usual! Here’s a sampling of some bridges from my travels:
    http://theurgetowander.com/2013/02/23/crossing-bridges/

    • ailsapm says:

      Gorgeous shots, Madhu, that bridge in Kenrokuen Gardens is so simple and yet so elegant, and your photo of the Canals of Suzhou is spectacular. Happy 200 and many more!

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