I am re-blogging this post for Debbie’s One Word Sunday Bridge https://travelwithintent.com/2020/08/16/bridge-forth-rail-bridge/
For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles I would like to show you the bridge in my town. The rail line is straight but the bridge has a number of bends, giving the local name of the Bendy Bridge. It was built in 1932 and the design is unique to Australia as it has a it has a railway line on the lower deck and the road is the upper deck. It used to open until the water main was built onto the structure and shipping stopped going up river, now the bridge no longer opens. There is another bridge being built along side the old bridge as in the mornings and afternoons there is quite a build up of traffic crossing the river. Large vehicles and buses have a hard time negotiating the bends and traffic coming in the opposite direction usually stop to allow the larger vehicles get around the bends.
A bit of the steel structure
Some of the steel used came from Scotland
The little office where the operator operated the controls to open the bridge.
One of the bends of the bridge
The walkway with the rail line on the left. There is another walkway on the other side. The crane on the right is where the new bridge is being built.
The cranes used in the building of the new bridge
Cee’s Black % White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms/Outhouses
On a recent mini holiday, we went to Inverell. Inverell has a Pioneer Village which has building and artifacts from the bygone era.
I though as I was back in time I should take some photos in black and white. Here are a couple of photos from inside the houses as they would have been in the 1800’s.
This is the bathroom of one house
Out the back was of course the outhouse or dunny as they are called in Australia
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Discovery
upon the sea floor
exposed by tides
with the rest
of her kind
Look, I say
can you see?
she tells tales
of long ago
now in her
final resting place
look at me.
The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: From Above and Below
The Verona Arena, built in the first century, is an open-air Roman amphitheater still in use today. The Arena is one of the best-preserved ancient structures worldwide. These stones have seen everything from gladiator games to rock concerts, from medieval jousts to Puccini operas.
“The place held over 20,000 people in its heyday, hosting festivals that would draw visitors from all over. It was a complex and demanding entertainment industry, powered by the labor of hundreds of slaves in the underground tunnels. Grandiose stage sets would be erected in the central space. The elliptical shape gives the space excellent acoustics.
There were processions, circus acts, dancing and music, but, above all, the citizens came to see blood sports. Fierce wild animals from faraway places in the empire were brought in to be hunted, and condemned prisoners were executed in bloody and inventive ways. The feature presentation was always a gladiator show, in which two trained combatants would fight one another to the death. The word “arena” means sand, and it refers to the sand that covered the floor of the ring to absorb the blood spilled during the fights.”
From below – a tunnel leading to the outside
I wonder how many people have walked this corridor below the Arena
The Photo for the Week challenge: Mountains
What is a mountain with a past you ask. The mountain I chose for Bren’s photo challenge #17 is that well know mountain with a historical past.
Going back in time to 79AD some people were going about their daily life when the ground rumbled and suddenly an explosion sent ash and hot lava raining down upon the people and “buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae under ashes and lapilli and the city of Herculaneum under a mudflow.” (https://www.britannica.com/place/Vesuvius) The last eruption was in 1944 and the volcano is still active. Vesuvius is very closely monitored today.
Yes, I chose Mt Vesuvius. This is the view of Vesuvius that people of Pompeii would have seen although before the eruption, the mountainside was forested with Oak and Chestnut trees.
This is the view over the Bay of Naples, across the Plain of Campania and Naples to Vesuvius
The word prompt from Terri for the Photo for the Week: Columns
Columns from Pompeii
Columns in a colonnade in Bologna
In a church in Bologna
The fabulous columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
The photo challenge from Terri: Objects Over One Hundred Years Old
I wondered what I would like to have in this post. I randomly clicked on my holiday folder and came up with the village of Luss on the western side of Loch Lomond. The sign as we entered the village said “the prettiest town in Scotland” Just a couple of photos as it was raining the day we were there.
The village has some of the loveliest cottages
I think the owner of this cottage likes flowers
Isn’t this stone wall amazing
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns and Vertical Lines
A rather fat column in Seoul South Korea
The columns in a church in Bologna
One of the many colonnade in Bologna
Some old columns in Pompeii
Some newer columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Paula’s Traces of the Past Thursdays Special photo challenge
A couple of years ago we visited a disused coal mine in Scotland which is now the Scottish Mining Museum. The weather wasn’t all that great for taking photos but here is a few shots of the buildings and works.
The Daily Post word prompt: Broken
The wheel of the wagon,
long since broken,
the dirt track.
Once took produce
from the farm,
also long since
has taken its