Monday, May 5

Odd Shots and Bridging Gaps

Just coming home from Portugal, the Coast of Algarve, Evora and Lisbon including Sintra and Cascais / Estoril with almost 300 photos copied and given titles in my iPhoto Library. Will present some of them in My Gallery after returning from this week´s visit to Hospital and Wales.
However, it is Monday and time for Odd Shot. This monday´s motive is from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sintra, (40 min west from Lisbon.) No comments needed by me, but you are welcome to evaluate this photo and see more Odd Shots at Katneys site.
On the First monday of the month I also have to present "Broer som Binder" managed by RuneE .
Of course Bridges from Lisbon are my choices on the May Monday, and I start with the Free Waters' Aqueduct from 1732. The aqueduct and its branches are total 58,135 meters in length.The next Lisbon Bridge is 25th April Bridge or Lisbon´s Golden Gate. The bridge is 2.278km long between its anchorages with the main span being 1.013km long, and was opened in 1966. The last Lisbon Bridge is Vasco da Gama Bridge. This magnificent structure was opened on 29 March 1998. It is an amazing 17.185km long and connects the north Lisbon suburb of Sacavém to the south bank of the Tagus near Montijo. The bridge includes viaducts of 12.345km, the rest of its length being approach roads. I had to use three shots to catch the length from north to south.For more information of the bridges, (and may be professional photos) go to The Luso Pages

29 comments:

Anemone said...

Spennende og spesiellt, falt helt pladask for den Free W Aqueduct jeg da..., som kirkevinduer i stor katedral står den der majestetisk. Uhyggelig vakker, mens nymotens bilder og fremkonstmidler kjører under, snakk om utvikling. Nydelig Arne.

Ha en rasende flott dag.

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RuneE said...

Impressing bridges, especially the last one, but I fell for the aqueduct - there is Bridge of life for you!

PS Velkommen hjem og lykke til med kontrollen!

FANCY said...

*LOL* I just love the pic with laundry ...:) My bridge is up

ANNA-LYS said...

Welcome back to Scandinavia!!! :-D
Wish I had been with You in Portugal, did You and Your wife flew or drive there?

I love the pictures, most of all the cloth-hanger (cliff-hanger? lol).

Thank You for commenting my thinking, and sorry You did not like the idea behind it, maybe next time? ;-))


(( klem ))

Blue said...

That washing line gave me my first smile of the day!

Wonderful bridge photo's too.
Will look forward to admiring your Portugal photo's.
And now your off to Wales!

Hope all goes well @ the hospital.
Have a good week
Blue

Landliv said...

Så gøy å få en kikk!! Flotte bilder. Jeg reiser så lite selv... så jeg koser meg med reisebrevene deres. Ha en fin dag! :-)

Hyde DP said...

The old aqueduct is my favourite of these bridges.

Many thanks for the information about the sculptures on my Oslo post at Ackworthborn - much appreciated and I've made a response there too.

imac said...

Some great bridges here Arne, The last one I sat in awe at its length.

Love the washing Odd shot indeed.

My Bridge and odd shot are on show now.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The aqueduct is especially lovely -- the arches appeal to me.

A bridge that spans 17 kilometres? Oh my!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Welcome home:)

Wonderful photos! The first one got me smiling for a very long time:) Thank you for sharing that wonderful shot with us:)

And all your bridge-photos is jus fantastic! You are one very good photographer. But my favorit is the fist bridge. I just love it!

Have a nice day:)

Lykke til på sykhuset!

Anne-Berit said...

Du får virkelig sett verden,skjønner jeg,og vi andre får nyte godt av det.Majestetiske bruer du viser i dag,skjønnheten til den første og den enorme lengden på den siste.
Ser av innholdet på klessnora at det mangler en strømpe,hahaha,komisk.Ha en flott dag og lykke til på kontrollen.

Liv said...

Free Water Aqueduct ble så absolutt en av mine favoritter i dag. De kunne kunsten i hine hårde dager!

Ida said...

De to broene jeg ser er vakre!
Får dessverre ikke opp alle bildene dine nå. Jeg leser ut fra de andres kommentarer at det første er morsomt, så jeg kommer innom igjen senere. MÅ ha med meg alt.... ;)
Håper det gikk bra på kontroll i dag.

Dirty Knees said...

Love your Odd Shot, Arne! Hahaha. There used to be some Ontario communities that wouldn't allow people to hang their laundry outdoors. Isn't that a stupid idea? But the Ontario government just a few weeks ago has passed a law that says we CAN dry our laundry outdoors. I won't be hanging them out like in your Odd Shot, though.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Hi hi hi, ja det stemmer det. Men hva gjør man ikke for å få være i et paradis. Havet koker av fisk og vannene på fjellet koker av fjell-ørret. Ingen bylarm og en kan gjøre akkurat det en vil til en hver tid på døgnet. Du er hjertelig velkommen oppover om du vil teste ut paradiset mitt;)

Texas Travelers said...

Great series. I like all the photos, maybe the aqueduct best.

Nice job on bridges.

My bridge is built.
Come visit,
Troy

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for the nice comment.
It looks like 4 ranges and each one is probably 10 miles. My guess to the far horizon is 40-50 miles. Maybe more, hard to estimate.

thanks,
troy

GundaM said...

Herlige bilder, spesielt det med de lange underbuksene;)

Ha en flott uke!

Daniel J Santos said...

That's one excellent post, beautiful images, but I'm suspect because I live in Portugal, very well done.

John said...

What a great compilation of bridge photos Arne! My favourite is the first shot, Aqueduct. Well done as usual.

Morsomt odd shots bilde også!

John said...

Ja det kan nok se ut som et utsnitt, men de er tatt på stativ og på to forskjellige brennvidder. På 17mm og 50mm. :-)

Marie said...

Dette var bruer! Du verda! Blir puslete den eg har med samanlikna med denne, hehe
Kjekt med mangfaldet, mykje ulikt å sjå rundt omkring :)

Paulie said...

Enjoyed all and interested in how long that last one was that took 3 shots but favorite is the first.

Great ODD SHOT! I haven't seen those laundry lines in a long time. Nothing like fresh laudnry hung on the line but then I enjoy ironing also . . .

Katney said...

Laundry hanging out like that is something you don't often see any more.

I was in Lisbon in 1966. If the 25th April Bridge was not yet open at the Easter break, it was surely well near completion. I seem to remember it.

andrée said...

I wouldn't want to hang out that window to put out the wash! But it looks like the clothesline is used by many people in that building: it is securely and permanently installed.

I am fascinated by aqueducts, so I loved that photo.

http://meeyauw-pad.blogspot.com/2008/05/odd-shots-skull.html

GAWO said...

Du viser broer som kan ta pusten fra noen og enhver. I hvertfall fra meg. Jeg synes alle er spennende - på hver sin måte - så jeg klarer ikke å velge meg ut en. Og hvorfor skal jeg nå det :-)

9na said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Love your bridge.. Sååå lang!!! Jeg får lystt il å kjøre...

Ida said...

Hehe. Nå ser jeg alle bildene her. Bestemors klesvask også..... ;)