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sunday bridges

Out of Barcelona, a bridge on sunday

One more archive photo, from an earlier trip to Lisbon, Portugal. The bridge leading to the Torre de Belem, an old watchtower on the Tagus river. Wanna see more bridges? Check out Louis La Vache’s San Francisco blog, right here!


Sunday Bridges

Monsieur Louis la Vache, apart from having a very nice blog and a balcony with a view, also has a weekly meme about bridges every Sunday. So, this is our entry, the pedestrian bridge just behind the big and very expensive hotels in the Forum area. Enjoy some more photos and bridges right here!


The perfect bridge

Isn’t blogging the perfect bridge, linking people from all over the world??!!! We were very fortunate to meet David and Julie, together with Julie’s mum Glenda. David is doing Costa Rica Daily Photo, and his wife Julie Scottsdale Daily Photo, all the way from Arizona, both of them wonderful blogs. Here we are, after a huge paella and some more food afterward, the paella being the starter… A very nice evening.

And here is Glenda, Julie’s delightful mum. We wish you a very nice time in Barcelona!

This is for our other friend, Monsieur Louis La Vache, as well, as we are talking about blogging as a bridge!

Our thoughts are in Japan.


Sunday Bridges

Well, is it or is it not the Golden Gate Bridge???
No, it is not. This is the Ponte 25 de Abril, formerly known as Salazar Bridge. This is the bridge between the municipalities of Almada and Lisbon, in Portugal. Just spent a few days there.
Well, it looks a lot like San Francisco, wouldn’t you say? This bridge was built by the same company (American Bridge Company) that constructed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and not the Golden Gate, also explaining its similarity in design. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 20th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper platform carries six car lanes, the lower platform two train tracks. Thank you, Wikipedia.

This, of course is for our man in Frisco, Monsieur Louis la Vache himself, and for his Sunday Bridges meme. Click here to see more fantastic bridge photos. Maybe we’ll be enough people to play a game of bridge…

And this below is the Golden Gate Bridge. A certain similarity, did you say?


Sunday Bridges 18

As I said before, not a lot of bridges in Barcelona. Found one nevertheless, part of the gigantic Glories roundabout. The metal structure on  top will be a part of the new Barcelona Design Hub.

Our friend Louis La Vache will be more than happy if you visit his Sunday Bridges, aka serie du pont de dimanche, to see some more bridges!

Map picture

Sunday Bridges: as Gaudi saw it…

Monsieur Louis la Vache has a thing about bridges. After being invited to join his meme, I thought: hmmm… Bridges in BCN??? Very few of them around.
Then I started looking… And you know what? I found some bridges!

Here is a particularly fancy one, created by none other than Antonio Gaudi (Barcelona’s architectural god) himself. It is situated in Parque Guell, and as you see, you can even have a picnic underneath!

We have been asked several times how we do it. Well…
First, the material. Mandy uses an old Fuji S3500, 4 MP. Rob uses mostly SLDR, a Sony @230, 10 MP, with several lenses, a Sony 17-55 mm, another Sony 55-200, and a 10 years old analogic 75-300 mm Minolta lens, with is usable on a SLDR and becomes a very nice digital 112 to 450 mm zoom (see the moon photos, for example).

Almost none of our photos are SOOC, straight out of the camera. We use a lot of enhancement programs, like GIMP, Artizen, some versions of Photoshop, Paint.net, Picassa, Raw Therapee, etc. We will go very soon into HDR, once we have a good handle on it (have a look at this one!).

We do not ‘cheat’, we simply think that these tools are really good, they do a lot to improve the quality of what we do. They are available, so we use them.

All we hope to do is a good quality blog, with good quality photos, a bit a humor now and then. And we truly hope you enjoy our… work? No, it is and will always be a hobby.

On the very first place in what we try to do is the intense satisfaction of creating a thing of beauty. This makes us happy, and that’s all we want.

Words, words words. Let us stop them and just enjoy some more bridge photos, here .