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Saturday, December 01, 2007

December Theme Day - Bridges

Another month, another theme day. London's Royal Opera House posesses one of the most original bridges in the world. Fashioned from aluminium, wood and glass it twists its way from the Opera House to the Royal Ballet School high above the street, and it's called the "Bridge of Aspiration", but I prefer the student's alternatives - either the Bridge of Perspiration, or the Bridge of Thighs. It's in Floral Street and featured in The Way We See It, where you can see a couple of sideways on shots. I've gone for the more bridgelike view.

This month 124 blogs around the world have said they will join in, some may forget and time zones differ, but click about and see what they offer:

Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Torun, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Cape Town, South Africa - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin (FL), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Radonvilliers, France - Turin, Italy - Montpellier, France - Kansas City (MO), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Wailea (HI), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Terrell (TX), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Budapest, Hungary - Montréal (QC), Canada - Sharon (CT), USA - Le Guilvinec, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - London, UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Orlando (FL), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Paris, France - Mainz, Germany - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Darmstadt, Germany - Naples (FL), USA - Torino, Italy - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - The Hague, Netherlands - Minneapolis (MN), USA

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 23

Comments on "December Theme Day - Bridges"


Blogger Keropok Man said ... (03:01) : 

i like this bridge. its very artistic.

Happy Theme Day!


Blogger Kuanyin said ... (03:10) : 

This is the most awesome bridge and photo! Happy Theme Day!


Blogger slinger said ... (06:03) : 

How neat, it's between two buildings. I didn't catch that at first, but now I see it clearly.


Blogger ~tanty~ said ... (07:51) : 

A great choice for the theme. Very impressive!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13) : 

It is hard for me to imagine it is really a bridge. It looks almost like some kind of child's toy. Like a slinky or something. It represents what must surely be the most modern of bridges.


Blogger Eric said ... (11:07) : 

As conventional as I am I was sure you'd post a photo of the Tower bridge! But no, this one is much more original. PS: I love the play on word on "The bridge of Thighs!"


Blogger maria elisa said ... (12:31) : 

very artistic bridge.



Blogger Joy said ... (13:03) : 

What can I say - it's London! :D I like this bridge, very contemporary.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo.

Norwich Daily Photo


Blogger Hyde DP said ... (13:40) : 

highly unusual


Blogger Me said ... (14:27) : 

Well Ham, I think you have found the most unusual bridge I have seen so far. Really neat shot. It does make me wonder how it FEELS to walk across it though...


Blogger Denton said ... (15:32) : 

Your photo lead me to aspire to find out more about the "Bridge of Thighs" so I Googled the phrase. Until I added London to the search phrase all I found were post about a nudist bridge in San Diego. It took me a while but I moved on and found this wonderful photo from the inside of the "Bridge of Thighs".


Blogger Kim said ... (17:01) : 

Wow Ham, that's a great one to feature today! Is it a helix? It's such an interesting form, so sculptural. You comments added much to the mystique of it. Happy theme day!
Seattle Daily Photo


Blogger iBlowfish said ... (19:05) : 

First thought come to my mind this was sculpture, till I read more actually a bridge, very intriguing bridge.


Blogger Kerry-Anne said ... (19:11) : 

Good heavens, that must certainly be the most unusual bridge I've seen. Great shot!


Blogger Ben said ... (19:50) : 

Nice. It's a piece of art, Ham.


Blogger Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said ... (00:01) : 

Aluminum, wood and glass! That's something else. Weir... er... unique!

(Love the comment you left on my post! :))


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (00:33) : 

It took me a few seconds to work out what it was. It's like an MC Escher optical illusion.


Blogger Sally said ... (05:00) : 

Bridge of Thighs. Lol. I guess the ballet students are en pointe!


Blogger Susan said ... (05:40) : 

Really unusual.


Blogger Château-Gontierdailyphoto said ... (08:59) : 

Very artistic bridge, shown with a good angle.


Blogger Peter Fristedt said ... (15:01) : 

What a fantastic bridge!

And thanks for posting workaround to click doesn't open big pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (18:07) : 

Hi there - what an interesting blog! And some fab photos too - I didn't even realise that this bridge at the Royal Opera House existed, judging from the photos submitted to our travel community at trivago. As I'm convinced our visitors would enjoy your blog just as much as I, I've taken the liberty of placing a link to it. Keep up the good work!


Blogger sam said ... (03:30) : 

it is most original, wonder if it is as scary to walk on as it looks, perhaps Vertigo Vale would be another name for it?


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