According to Wiki: The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. The award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’ or the ‘Winking Eye Bridge’ due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest structure in the city.
This Let there be Light sequence was taken, handheld, with a Samsung SII smartphone, so less than ideal for the task. Watch and wait for the colours to change; in real life they do this on a much slower cycle – you get bored and very cold in November, standing, waiting and waiting for the next colour shift:
As we travel, we make connections all the time. There is a connection with my previous post – when I climbed in the car and took this series of phone images the route was inevitably the one I use out of habit nearly every day.
There is a connection with one of my followers who uncannily observed that this road would be “precarious if icy” – suddenly it is there the next morning, an Olympic, winter sports grade, skating surface.
When I arrive at my destination, there is the wind turbine with the sun rising over the hill behind – it has a connection to the National Grid although on a day like this, what’s the point.
Golf is all about connections – hands to club, club to ball, ball to hole….or ball to rough, never to be seen again.
There is the connection with another recent post – More notes from the Madhouse – you have to be slightly unhinged to play golf in these conditions, some might say at all. Finally, to make one final connection – in answer to the question, Golf? What’s the story?……sorry Mark, I haven’t a clue 🙂
When you need it most….
Plays shorter on ice…..
The master and eventual winner at work….not me!
When giants walked the earth…
A perfectly timed ending
All images taken on a Samsung SII smartphone and then over-saturated in Photoshop 🙂
I had been struggling to come up with something for this Travel Theme, then my luck changed. This afternoon, as we emerged from the National Gallery after seeing Michael Landy’s entertaining, if seriously weird, Saints Alive, we walked into the middle of the 2013 Rathayatra in Trafalgar Square where everyone is invited “to enjoy a taste of the spiritual bliss that is available at this wonderful festival”. The peaceful atmosphere at this very colourful event seems much enhanced by the availability of a free Vegetarian Prasadam Feast although you would need the patience of a saint to wait in the snaking queues.
I was only carrying a smartphone which means the image quality can suffer but it does feel less intrusive than a DSLR in a crowd – Hare Krishna: