BRIDGES BETWEEN – Weekly Photo Challenge

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

Rumi

RAILROAD BRIDGE, ALASKA

RAILROAD BRIDGE, ALASKA

This week our challenge is “between”, which I’ve chosen to illustrate using a few of the beautiful bridges I’ve seen in my travels. According to the MacMillan Dictionary, a bridge forms a “connection between one group and another, or between one situation and another.”

I captured the bridge above from a train while traveling to Denali National Park in Alaska.  If you look closely you can gauge the size of the vista based on the tiny people in boats rafting the waters.

ONE LANE BRIDGE, PATAGONIA

ONE LANE BRIDGE, PATAGONIA

This bridge, and the one below are both from our travels through Patagonia. The first gives new meaning to the term “one lane road” while the second shows just how beautifully a bridge can span the incredibly azure waters.

LONG ROAD TO A SMALL HOUSE, PATAGONIA

LONG ROAD TO A SMALL HOUSE, PATAGONIA

 “Action is the bridge between your dreams and reality.”

Apoorve Dubey

Not to be outdone, the U.S. has its share of beautiful bridges. The first capture below is from our west coast travels two years ago; the second from last year’s visit to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.

MOONLIT IN MENDOCINO

MOONLIT IN MENDOCINO

 “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”

Jim Rohn

BETWEEN THE ROCKS, SEDONA, ARIZONA

BETWEEN THE ROCKS, SEDONA, ARIZONA

 “Bridge the gap between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”

Earl Nightingale

To see what some other bloggers saw “between” click here.

114 thoughts on “BRIDGES BETWEEN – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Oh my, these shots makes me want to get out and ride the rails around the world…and jump off at the small towns and isolated areas and just soak up the scene. Rich colors and mostly just an incredible expanse of nature and history of travels.

    • 🙂 I must admit we didn’t cross the bridge to get to the other side Stefano so I’ll have to take your word for it! But you’re right, it was definitely NOT so small!!

  2. I so love a bridge! What an excellent choice for the challenge. When I travel on the bike, if I can, I ride back and forth over bridges, just to enjoy the feeling of freedom and of flying.
    The bridges you have shared photos of seem to be marvels of engineering, don’t they?

    • Many thanks Laurie! Yes, bridges are really beautiful and there are so many different varieties. I have so many in the archives you wouldn’t believe it!! What a lovely idea to cruise back and forth just to enjoy the feeling of flying – I LOVE that thought!!

    • Many thanks PT! Yes it’s amazing how incredibly beautiful some of the bridges can be. I particularly like the new bridge here in Charleston. It really enhances our skyline. One of these days I must post about it, but first I have to go local and take some shots!!

  3. These really are amazing structures Tina aren’t they? I’ve had a fascination with bridges from early childhood. I started asking questions about how they stayed up from a very young boy apparently. Lovely series.

  4. Very impressive.
    Have you been in Wuppertal/Germany, did you see the Suspension Railway. it’s a sort of a bridge for trains.

    • Thanks very much – that was an incredible landscape in person. Of course I found myself wondering about the people who lived there and how incredibly cold it must be on the water in winter 🙂

  5. . The last two bridges .. Mendocino and Sedona made me have sweaty palms!, Just a slight fear of ” looking down” .. Terrific photos!

    • Thanks A2P ! I loved that one too – I have a whole series of detailed shots that I took while crawling in, out and around it 🙂 One day I’ll post those as well!

  6. The wise words of Rumi and photographs of bridges during your travels definitely captured the whole meaning of between, Tina. Thank you for adding your knowledge. Love it. Perpetua.

    • Thanks Madhu! That first shot was from what is billed as one of the world’s most scenic train rides, and the moniker is well-deserved. The scenery was breathtaking!

    • Thanks very much Alexandria! We try to be away during the hottest parts of the summer here! Just got back from Asheville NC, headed off to the west in a week or two. Still like to come back home tho!!

    • Thanks Hero! It was especially challenging this week to find quotes with BOTH of the words between and bridge that had the right message. Appreciate your comment on it!

  7. I continue to be amazed at the pictures you have taken on your travels. At the risk of complimenting you yet again, I am so impressed at your talent. I feel like I am travelling with you.
    Carole D.

  8. Perfect choice for the theme Tina; nothing more appropriated for “between” than a bridge joining two parts. As always, incredible beautiful images especially those from The Patagonia.

  9. What a great interpretation for the challenge. And I love bridges too. A lovely set, along with appropriate quotes as usual, Patagonia looks amazing, I doubt that I shall ever get that way, so thanks for sharing these wonderful images.
    Jude xx

  10. I love the Dubey quote (one of the Doobie Brothers??) 🙂 Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I think Patagonia must go on my great-place-to-see-mountains list. Beautiful series of bridges and always apt quote, Tina. Have a lovely week.

    janet

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