Friday, February 06, 2009
This has to be something of a record for me - I've actually remembered to take part in PhotoHunt for two weeks in a row. This week's theme is bridge(s). There are quite a few bridges in and around Swansea. The city is bisected by the River Tawe, as it heads to the sea, and there are also numerous foot bridges across the city's busy roads. Despite a proliferation of bridges, I only have images of a small number of them.
This first shot shows a distant bridge, crossing the marina, just in front of the red brick tower. It's a swingbridge, which opens to allow vessels to enter and exit the marina. Even though clear warnings are given about when the bridge is about to swing open (flashing lights, alarms, a loud hailer, etc), I tend to race across this bridge really quickly, as I fear being caught with a foot on either side of the gap, as the bridge swings open.
This next shot shows the Sailbridge, a recent addition to Swansea's collection of bridges. It links two sections of redeveloped docklands, which lie on opposite sides of the river. This shot was taken from yet another footbridge across the river, a little closer to the spot where the river runs into the sea.
Here's a closer look at the Sailbridge. The above shots were taken on a sunny June day. The shots below were taken on a chilly day in February 2008.
Here's an even closer look.
That's my PhotoHunt for this week. Hope you enjoyed the pics - have a great weekend.