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Bridges, Arches, Columns, Tunnels and Walls

 
 
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 03:53 pm
Walls of Kenilworth Castle

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Ruins_of_Kenilworth_Castle_-_geograph.org.uk_-_78245.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 04:00 pm
Portchester Castle walls

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/189149/slide_189149_339992_large.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 04:05 pm
@vonny,
You certainly keep landing on my regular "visits", von.

My better half is a Tudor nut, and I'm often dragged up to Kenilworth as it was the home of Elizabeth 1's toyboy, Robert Dudley.

They do lovely cream teas there.

I'm getting to sound like my mother.
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 04:10 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Laughing Laughing Laughing
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 06:35 pm
@vonny,
Monastery at Meteora (Kalambaka) in Greece.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13392786185/
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 06:39 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Looking down on Sugarloaf in Rio.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13392857285/
RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:25 pm
@cicerone imposter,
That is breathtakingly beautiful CI Smile
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:26 pm
@RexRed,
Thx, Rex. When one takes thousands of pictures on holidays, there are some that comes out pretty good! Mr. Green
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 07:57 pm
For those interested in building, doing architecture for shelter and beauty - my present favorite architect won the Pritzker Prize today.

Quoting the NY Times re his getting the prize -

On Monday, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, largely because of his work designing shelters after natural disasters in places like Rwanda, Turkey, India, China, Haiti and Japan.
“His buildings provide shelter, community centers and spiritual places for those who have suffered tremendous loss and destruction,” the jury said in its citation. “When tragedy strikes, he is often there from the beginning.”

the article here -
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/arts/design/pritzker-architecture-prize-goes-to-shigeru-ban.html?_r=0

I'm looking for another one that is for a news source without a paywall (NYT only lets you look for free 10x a month). I watch my NYT count, and if I save an article, then look at it months later, that counts again. Soooo -

Well, here, this is good - with no paywall -

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/24/292420643/pritzker-winner-shigeru-ban-designs-solutions-in-the-face-of-disaster
RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 01:03 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjR7GKNCAAAwBGB.jpg:large
saab
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 01:04 am
@ossobuco,
Verz interesting and some beautiful buildings.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 01:16 am
@RexRed,
Beautiful shot of Tower Bridge, Rex.

Here's an internal shot of one of the high walkways, right up there at the top.

http://www.places-to-go.org.uk/Photos/TowerBridge_Walkway.jpg


And the only high walkway available when it was being built....

http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/E594CA0E-8E38-4F50-8C0B-649B18FD7DC4/0/img_bridge_construction.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 02:45 am
@RexRed,
Wonderful - i like pictures with fog or mist.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 03:00 am
In Berlin, they "built" a squirrel bridge two weeks ago

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps52926027.jpg

Since I couldn't find recent, "working" photos ...


An older squirrel bridge in a town close to us
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 03:04 am
http://iliketowastemytime.com/sites/default/files/tallest_bridge_in_the_world_millau_viaduct_france5.jpg

The tallest bridge in the world.
Millau viaduct, France
vonny
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 04:15 am
Roman aquaduct, Segovia, Spain

https://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/spain/segovia/aqueduct/aquefrnt.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 04:16 am
Roman baths, Bath, UK

http://www.bath360.co.uk/history/roman-baths.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 04:46 am
Bargate Southampton.

Entrance to old city.
http://www.urban75.org/photos/southampton/images/southampton-photos-52.jpg
Exit.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Southampton-Bargate.jpg

At the top there's a statue of George III dressed as the Emperor Claudius. (He was mad after all.)
http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/20281/wm/pd2241935.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 08:25 am
@saab,
Ah, there it is. I was going to post that at some point. (Being lazy lately). A favorite bridge for me.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 25 Mar, 2014 08:39 am
@izzythepush,
Royal Post Office underground railway in London

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps13995cff.jpg
A mail train sits dormant in a tunnel.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/b_zps2f45eb9a.jpg
The descent to Mount Pleasant.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/c_zpsffda9261.jpg
 

 
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