back to my favourite bridge!
no pont neuf for me
even the ponte dom luis I
only a good second...
China is a great country for bridges. There are the famous wind-and-rain bridges of the Dong people in Guizhou, and if you’re willing to travel off the beaten track, another real treat for bridge lovers is Taishun county in the deep south of Zhejiang.
This bridge is called Wenxing bridge. It is near the village of Xiaocun, says my map. But I’m not really sure about that, as ‘xiao cun’ just means ‘little village'… and I guess that can be said of A LOT of places in China!
Being built in 1957, Wenxing bridge actually is one of the most recent covered bridges of the Taishun area. It’s in the middle of rice fields, there’s a little house at the foot of the bridge, on the other side, not visible in this picture.
The comfy direct bus took us back from Taishun to Shanghai in a mere 9 hours or so. This is now possible thanks to ultrashiny new Hangzhou Bay Bridge, a real technological superfeat, the longest bridge in the world, time-saving o yes...but it didn't half move me as much as little Wenxing bridge did.
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alin-m (3716) 2010-01-25 9:35
This bridge is indeed very beautiful and look great.
Nice picture with good colors.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-01-25 9:38
Nice scene. Wonderful man (or woman?) and umbrella. Amazing green field. Excellent wooden bridge. Good shot. Fine frame.
Clementi (52514) 2010-01-26 4:55
this bridge is marvelous, you make it see very well with this image that it exalts the beauty of it but it also allows us to see what is around. good job
Cretense (68703) 2010-01-26 5:55
My God, what a beautiful, what an impressive bridge, it belongs to the world of fairy tales! Excellent composition and framing, great perspective, great inclusion of the walking lady! Flawless light management, beautiful colours! Congratulations!
peppe59 (14555) 2010-01-26 8:11
beautifulst image of this bridge, enriched from the of the person. Optimal composition.
delkoo (68) 2010-01-26 12:27
Another classic yet very unique shot....taken with expertise!
the woman at the right place is a great bonus.
brano14 (3019) 2010-01-26 12:38
So there are also covered bridges of China. It looks great and you have captured so well. Good colors,that person is a plus for your photo. Perfect timing!
Charo (51212) 2010-01-26 16:41
A covered bridge is very beautiful and artistic, is no stranger to be your favorite. Wonderful composition with the rainy and wet atmosphere and the lady who walks with his brolly. Great job!
josepmarin (58359) 2010-01-31 4:14
First, congratulations for your 300 photo published here.
The architecture of this bridge is very interesting, your framing offers us its beauty skillfully, while the person with his umbrella adds the dynamic and vital touch to this nice scene.
rabani (9645) 2010-02-05 7:52
Looks much better or more creative than some covered bridges elsewhere. I like scene such as this: rural, bucolic with the signature green of rice field. As photo also paints a thousand words, the photographer's words actually count for much and definitive.
You too Ben, stay on the trail and when you don't, do remember how to get back ya.
claudeD (41582) 2010-02-19 9:56
very interesting bridge indeed.I like your framing and the fine fresh colors..TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fritzi007 (12430) 2012-12-28 23:06
beautiful, rommantische area in China, the bridge is really good,
wish you a good year 2013
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (20491)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: China 2009
- Theme(s): Old Bridges, Covered Bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-25 9:33
- Favorites: 2 [view]