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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD / Travel Theme: BRIDGES

                             “I demolish my bridges behind me.                                        Then there is no choice but forward. “

Fridtjorf Nansen

SLEEPING BEAR DUNES, M
SLEEPING BEAR DUNES, MICHIGAN

Although it’s rare for me to do two posts in one week (can you tell it’s a rainy week here on Kiawah??), I couldn’t resist this week’s Photo Challenge  “Forward”, and the complimentary  Travel Theme “Bridges” from Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack”.

Bridges, which are beautifully photogenic, lead us forward to new places and carry us metaphorically between the phases of our lives.   They can be massive:

CHAIN BRIDGE, BUDAPEST
CHAIN BRIDGE, BUDAPEST

or small:

SUNSET, KIAWAH ISLAND
SUNSET, KIAWAH ISLAND

“The farther backward you look, the farther forward you can see.”

Winston Churchill

They can carry Bobs:

MAX 2 PERSONS, PATAGONIA
MAX 2 PERSONS, PATAGONIA

or Bobcats 🙂

CROSSING LANE, KIAWAH
CROSSING LANE, KIAWAH

“Have Faith !   Go Forward !”

Thomas Edison

Can be lit by the sun:

APASTORAL, BEND, OREGON
PASTORAL SCENE – BEND, OREGON

Or by the moon:

MOONLIT, MENDOCINO CA
MOONLIT, MENDOCINO CA

In the country:

OVER THE RIVER, CHILE
OVER THE RIVER, CHILE

Or in the city.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NYC
BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NYC

Bruce Jackson said “Bridges are frames for looking at the world around us.”  Wherever they are and whatever they look like, they take us to places new and old, physical and emotional, backward and forward.  It is ours to decide which way we will go.

For more entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here .  For more of Ailsa’s Travel Theme posts, look here.

 

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  1. From Budapest’s elegant Chain Bridge to the bridge bathed in a shrimp-colored sunset on Kiawah Island, these are such nice examples of architecture we could otherwise take for granted. Do you live on Kiawah? I haven’t yet made it to SC.

    • I do live on Kiawah, which is a photographer’s dream. Especially if one is lucky enough to travel during the hot, humid summers :-). Interestingly, many people vacation HERE in the summer, which is our busiest season. The “natives” (mostly transplanted northerners) all pick up and leave while the tourists flock here in droves. Go figure!

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