Saturday, December 1, 2007

Theme day - bridges


Don't get me wrong - Southwest Florida has plenty of impressive bridges, linking the mainland with our famous islands like Sanibel, Captiva or Marco.

But truthfully, we cannot compete with the Golden Gate, Sydney Harbor, Le pont de Normandie or Tsing ma.

So I will keep it humble - this is a footbridge over a small lake in my community. Most of my nature photos - flowers, plants, birds, alligators, turtles - were taken from this spot.

It's my private Giverny ;-)

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33 comments:

Kate said...

I think foot bridges are very interesting offering us a humble carriage from one point to another. Love the fact that you include flowers!

Kuanyin said...

I love your humble, colorful choice for a bridge photo! Happy Theme Day!

Clueless in boston said...

I like footbridges too and agree with your choice of subject matter for the theme day. It looks like a gorgeous spot. Lucky you.

Jilly said...

Beautiful bridge, beautiful photograph. Your Giverny indeed!

slinger said...

Excellent choice from a Naples Florida bridge, being as you're so low to sea level, it's a perfect choice.

Hyde DP said...

lots of simple bridges today Hyde DP is carrying permalinks to the bridge posts and will be updated at intervals until Dec 2nd.

Nikon said...

Beautiful colors Isabella. I like the way the water is acting as such a natural reflector.

Felicia said...

It is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your "private Giverny"!

Keropok Man said...

This bridge is certainly worth your mention. It is doing what bridges do! :-)


Happy Theme Day!

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your bridge and the pond below. I think I have seen everything this theme day. I stretch the limit to three but one of them has ghosts and the other is a mere oil painting. So technically I only have one. LOL

GMG said...

Great choice, Isabella. The blue is definitely stunning! You just missed the two bridges over the Tagus River in Lisbon among those that you can't compete with... ;))
Enjoy your weekend!
Gil

Chris said...

I do love pedestrian bridges. . . .They do afford us the opportunity to venture to locales otherwise inaccesible, no?

Denton said...

Your's is a beautiful photo with outstanding color today. I espcially like your link to Giverny.

Me said...

I feel all bridges are equally important, whether for foot or train or plane or car! Yours is a serene image, that makes me feel good.

Bergson said...

A very pretty flowered bridge; water is too blue!!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Beautiful photo and GREAT choice for theme day.

~tanty~ said...

Simply beautiful. I love it. I just love it!

Gwen said...

Scenic and flowered footbridge in Florida :)As Ft.Lauderdale says above, great choice.

Paul said...

The flowers are a lovely colour. It looks really peaceful. Truth be told though, it's not quite Giverny, but beautiful nonetheless :).

Joy said...

How lovely! You took a photo of the bridge, but the focus isn't on it but the other elements around it. Love the water and the flower.

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Ben said...

This is really beautiful photo. You have vary nice weekend.

Sally said...

Another fan of footbridges here. Espcially ones you can play Pooh Sticks from.

Thanks for visiting me in hospital! I feel better already :-)

Helen said...

Very pretty bridge. Nice choice!

Mo said...

Very lovely, peaceful and serene.

Ming the Merciless said...

Your bridge is more intimate but no less impressive. :-)

sam said...

such a good idea, and the flowers make it even better

Jussy said...

Dearest,
When you are all finished or even before, I think you should publish a book of photos of SW Florida. You are an artist. Happy days, J

Marie said...

You forgot the "viaduc de Millau", Isabella.

Your photo is so beautiful, so charming....

Neva said...

Charming.

Lessie said...

Great choice. Love the color.

Moi said...

I like the "humble" bridge, Isabella .....dont u like our not-so-humble "Sunshine skyway" bridge too??? :)

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Cheerful and personal ... as good as any "big" bridge any day.

Sonia said...

Very beautiful photo!