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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Bridges and Shadow Shot Sunday

I'm afraid I can't tell you much about this bridge, other than that it's somewhere in Switzerland. 

The year was 2004, we were on our way through Europe to the French Riviera. This was before we had a proper camper van, and we drove an ordinary van, furnished with a fold out sofa-bed and a bookshelf. We spent one night at the camp site on the other side of the river. 

During the night the most amazing rain and thunderstorm swept through the narrow valley, and the thunder echoed off of the tall mountains on both sides. The van was not insulated, and the rain was hammering so hard on the roof, I had to dig out earplugs in order to go to sleep. 

As you can see, the next day the sky cleared up and the sun came out.

This is the kind of experience that sticks with you as a fond memory! :-)


























18 comments:

Stewart M said...

Hi - I think that these covered bridges have a real character. I can see why you would have taken some pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

colleen said...

I love the maze of lines, especially in the last shot. http://looseleafnotes.com

Louis la Vache said...

What a fantastic contribution to Sunday Bridges!

J Bar said...

These covered bridges are so interesting to see.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This is a beautiful covered bridge. And I can understand why that experience would stick in your mind!

Catherine said...

an effective sequence of shadow shots...

chubskulit said...

Beautiful!

Shadow at my page, please come and see.

joo said...

It's a lovely bridge!

VioletSky said...

You may not have much information about the bridge, but you certainly have a wonderful story to go with it!

Ann said...

The bridges are beautiful. Your shadow shots are so wonderfully composed. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

What a lovely wooden bridge. Thanks for all the different shots so we can see all sides of it.

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, lovely roofed wooden bridge reminds me of the bridges of Madison.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The bridge is sturdy and, no doubt, ready to handle a heavy snowfall.

SHADOWY DELIGHT

Shadows above me, shadows below,
Shadows beside me, wherever I go;

Shadows each morning, shadows at night—
Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ants, Shadows, Sunflower

EG Wow said...

Your fond memory made me smile. It's so true that something frustrating can turn into a smile many years later. :)

forgetmenot said...

What a beautiful wooden covered bridge! I'm sure you have seen the movie "The Bridges of Madison County" or read the book by Robert James Waller (if you haven't, you should). Madison county (in Iowa) originally had 19 covered bridges but just 6 remain today, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Something so quaint and charming about them. Sounds like you had a "night to remember"! Have a great week. Mickie ;)

Valerie said...

My comments echo those of Leovi and Mickie re Madison. Lovely shots and rather sad to learn the number of such bridges remaining has diminished so dramatically. Thanks for sharing these images - and for visiting my blog. Wishing you a great week.

Genie said...

This is on open air covered bridge. We only have one left in this area and it is totally enclosed. I think this spot where you all stopped in your van is heavenly. What a great way to travel throughout Europe. I would love to take such a trip. Your shots are just wonderful. The images ar eloping right off of my screen. genie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It IS the wonderful kind of experience that sticks with you. (I try to remember that when we have something weird happen to us as we travel.)

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