Saturday, December 01, 2007

Theme day: bridges


Hey, guess what? Today is the 1st of the month and, yes, the theme day has returned! I chose the Bir Hakeim bridge that you have already seen on this blog from another angle. It's a very interesting bridge because it's got two stories: one for cars (built in 1878) and one for the metro (built in 1905). The top part - used by metros - is a real work of art even though some ornaments have disappeared during a renewal work in the 1940s. Recently, they added a bicycle lane.

More than a 120 City Daily Photo blogs are currently participating in this theme day. Please pay them a visit, but remember that they don't all post at the same time .
Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Toruń, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USAChateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Cape Town, South Africa - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin (FL), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Radonvilliers, France - Turin, Italy - Montpellier, France - Kansas City (MO), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Wailea (HI), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Terrell (TX), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Budapest, Hungary - Montréal (QC), Canada - Sharon (CT), USA - Le Guilvinec, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - London, UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Orlando (FL), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Paris, France - Mainz, Germany - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Darmstadt, Germany - Naples (FL), USA - Torino, Italy - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - The Hague, Netherlands - Minneapolis (MN), USA
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32 comments:

  1. GReat shot - I love the way the pillars fade

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  2. I love the theme day today ;)! Very artistically shot! I think I've been through on the Metro, but now I need to check it out on foot!

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  3. Nice treatment...and totally unexpected choice! Love it!

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  4. I like the perspective of this photo.

    I actually put my eye so near the monitor so that i can see the other end! haha..


    Happy Theme Day!

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  5. I like the colors you chose! Happy Theme Day!

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  6. Wonderful perspective - so beautiful. and interesting to read of this bridges several uses. I like that it's in black and white too.

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  7. Belle photo et judicieuse introduction à l'architecture des installations du Métropolitain parisien.

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  8. Très belle photo d'artiste!

    Je n'ai pas réussi à poster la liste des villes participantes avec les liens.... Quel casse-tête !

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  9. Great photo Eric! Always a fresh perspective at PDP! Hope you are doing well.

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  10. Wow I love this! It looks like something out of a '60's gangster movie...ok, except for the bike markings!

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  11. Very cool bridge post, Eric. I love the perspective.
    Wayne

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  12. I like this photo, Eric! Very beautiful in BW!

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  13. delightful - Hyde DP is carrying permalinks to the bridge posts and will be updated at intervals until Dec 2nd.

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  14. Oh Eric, thank you for posting this today! Not only is it a great and artistic shot (Kudos for THAT!!!), it brings back great memories of crossing over this on le Metro and the views we enjoyed. Wonderful shot for our theme day!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  15. Your photo is a work of art as well. I like the depth and how the shadow, at the top, graduates down the photo as the columns march into the distance.

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  16. This has got to be the best black and white photo of bridges today! I love it.

    joy
    Norwich Daily Photo
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  17. Wow, Eric. This is a great photograph. I really like this.

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  18. Good use of perspective. Even the painted cyclists are a work of art.

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  19. Have always thought Paris is the Bridge capital of the world and this is surely one that helps with that ranking. I haven't seen it before so it is now another one to add to my list.
    Great perspective, and light!!!

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  20. that is stunning, and I like that you did it in b&w, very STRIKING! (oops, mustn't use the s-word on a French blog!)

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  21. Beautiful photo...a study in perspective and shape.

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  22. I like the bridge with the bike signs painted on it.

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  23. Great photo Eric - I'm impressed with this one - I used to work next to, and use the Pont Bir Hakeim (never managed to pronounce that correctly) for years when I was an English teacher, so I'm fond of this one.

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  24. Eric

    That's one of your finest ever shots. Superb use of perspective.

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  25. Brilliant picture Eric. The black and white suits it so well. Bravo!

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  26. Great photo. Very different than the others that I have seen. Love it!

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