bridges

Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal chops the Peloponnese peninsula off the mainland of Greece.

Cds IMG 3497We found this lovely little footbridge crossing the canal, and if you looked down the canal you could see the water of the canal, going all the way from the Adriatic sea to the Aegina sea. While its only about 6km long, it reduces the shipping distance by over 300km. It was built in the 1880’s – before the Suez and Panama canals, although to be fair it is much shorter.

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When I say we found it, we had to look really hard for it, quite literally driving down a dirt road past a rubbish dump to eventually find this footbridge across the canal. It was worth the drive because the bridge has such lovely lines, and the view up and down the canal is spectacular.

Swietokrzyski Bridge

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The Swietokrzyski Bridge (don’t ask me to pronounce that – it means Holy Cross) is a suspension bridge across the Vistula river in Warsaw. I took these two pics when I went for an afternoon run to explore the city. I love the converging lines that the support cable create as they climb to meet in the sky.

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The bridge across forever

The Bridge Across Forever

On of my favourite books is “The Bridge Across Forever” by Richard Bach, and this bridge just reminded me of the book. I took it this morning on my phone, while waiting for a business breakfast a the  Crystal Towers Hotel in Century City, Cape Town. The footbridge, which connects the hotel to the main shopping centre, is very beautiful and elegant, curving gracefully as it arches across the canal.

It was such a wonderful day to spend a few minutes in the sun.

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