‘Tbilisi - The Peace Bridge’
There’s a chance that Craig might like this architecture …
The Peace Bridge, opened in 2010, is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge that connects the Old Town at the west bank of the Mtkvari River with the Rike Park and the new district at the east bank.
The bridge is a design of the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi.
It has a curvy steel and glass canopy top and at night it is brightly illuminated. The bridge and the Rike Park are a pleasant area to stroll around in the late evening.
The construction of the bridge has been controversial. This because of its cost and its modern design nearby the old town of Tbilisi.
Sometimes I also put questions about the coexistence of historical monuments and new architecture but in this case I understand the function of the bridge as a symbol of the country’s transition from the past to a new chosen path for the future.
After all I think it's actually a very beautiful bridge.
In the distance you see the yellow dome of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (center of the picture) and also the Presidential Palace (on the left side).
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krzychu30 (15332) 2013-09-15 23:54
superb example of modern architecture in Georgia!The design of this bridge is amazing.I like also your presentation,which allows us to admire its whole beauty and uniqueness.Looks like a great subject to photograph.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (73218) 2013-09-15 23:55
Une architecture étonnante pour cette passerelle. Tes trois photos en donnent une belle idée.
jemaflor (80650) 2013-09-16 0:39
Intéressante architecture bien prise depuis cet angle, la photo donne une impression de profondeur d'image, bonne netteté et jolies teintes.
ChrisJ (94784) 2013-09-16 0:52
Perfect density and levels with both good highlight and shadow detail. Excellent sharpness and the futuristic bridge makes a fine focal point. Nice repetition of geometric patterns and designs. The people add scale. Tfs!
cargus (8018) 2013-09-16 0:57
Une image techniquement bien fait, avec un sujet intéressant, couleur, le contraste et la netteté bien harmonisés, une belle image
Romano46 (16578) 2013-09-16 1:26
I ponti moderni hanno quasi sempre una buona riuscita in fotografia per le belle strutture di acciaio.
Questo da te ripreso ha una particolare struttura assai originale, essendo in realtà una passerella pedonale sopra una strada di grande traffico, ma la copertura lo trasforma in un'opera degna di attenzione.
Hai scelto un buon punto di vista per riprenderlo, tale da permetterti di mostrarne le funzioni e includendo nello stesso tempo uina parte della città.
Ottimi i colori e buona la nitidezza.
Dalle tue foto mi sto rendendo conto che Tblisi è una citta piuttosto interessante, diversamente da quello che pensavo.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
limielski (0) 2013-09-16 1:32
I can see that Tbilisi is a modern town with fantastic architecture.
Good shot with good POV, sharpness colours showing the architecture of the bidge.
Have a nice week
subhendu_bagchi (25249) 2013-09-16 1:37
Namaste, a nice composition here. Love the texture of the architecture with the background of deep blue sky. Marvellou one. Tfs.
jhm (135096) 2013-09-16 2:00
Eerst en vooral bedankt voor uw informatie over het Gravensteen, dit is echt iets dat ik niet wist, nochtans kunst geschiedenis gevolgd, verplicht in architectuur opleiding.
Ik heb veel getekend en vele werken uitgevoerd, maar zoiets nooit, prachtig gedaan en een speciale constructie.
Uw foto is bijzonder goed gekozen, nogmaals het bewijs dat eerst goed kijken, en dan klikken zo belangrijk is.
Pracht werk Paul, zo mogen er meer komen. Bedankt.
Groetjes uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
eldancer1 (25135) 2013-09-16 7:52
Very ornate and beautiful for a pedestrian bridge. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (27959) 2013-09-16 10:10
Hi Paul, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with this interesting and beautiful architecture, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
adramad (35301) 2013-09-16 10:17
Superb perspective of this beautiful modern bridge, you've captured in a nice frame, including a hole the same the beautiful and original tower, which stands out with its golden color, nice setting forming a magnificent whole.
A very nice colors in natural tones.
Very good both sharpness, and brightness.
Enjoy a nice day.
All the best.
danos (83051) 2013-09-16 14:12
very nice the view as the presentation of the Peace bridge,with the pedestrian to be covered with the white glass over it.I like the brilliant light as enhance the vivid colours with the passing by man to adds life in the image.
PiotrF (4414) 2013-09-16 15:29
I did not expect such a bridge to the historic Tbilisi.And here you show nice view of modern town with fantastic architecture.Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done
worldcitizen (6477) 2013-09-16 18:46
Really excellent view of this modern bridge. I like the colorful shadow created on the street below it, too. The WS views also give a good idea of the way this bridge fits in with the surroundings. The design certainly stands out against older architecture, but I also think it's lovely
ikeharel (52205) 2013-09-17 3:10
Superb chosen perspective under the modern bridge, Paul.
Very well mingle on pic. space with the older style palace uphill's behind.
Fine light and clarity applied, nice idea to show under-the-structure view.
abmdsudi (39522) 2013-09-18 9:06
There's an incredible depth and perspective, shot from the best view point revealing the majesty of the structures so beautifully. Truly delicious to see on how the eye is lead so gently all the way from end to end of the curve with excellent scale. The colours and lighting are so subtle, and the deep blue sky splits so superbly. An elegant shot and well presented shot. TFS.
gervaso (9359) 2013-09-18 18:56
The bridge is really interesting, and it gives to the picture a very interesting graphical effect! Very good colors too! Wonderful composition! Well done!
mesutilgim (79956) 2013-09-19 12:23
What an amazing architectural capture !
Very good pov and perfect light management.
A perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice evening
williewhistler (12391) 2013-09-19 12:58
the sweeping curves of the modern bridge are well portrayed in a very nice light,it does appear a little incongruous when compared to the more traditional architecture in the background.
The people give a nice sense of scale to the scene.Thank you.
gus72 (3719) 2013-09-19 22:55
Hello Paul !!
it is happening all over the world...... the old and the new.. together !!!
in this case...... al I can say is that the bridge is beautiful, really unique .. so I am in favour of it.
Interesting that in you photo we can see a bit of the cathedral & the Palace.
Nice POV and sharp details.
Have a nice week end.
macjake (52040) 2013-09-20 1:04
well, yes, indeed I DO enjoy this funky bridge!!
as i'm looking at it, I'm trying to figure out what it reminds me of, some sort of animal or something but i just can't remember
the WS photo #2 is awesome as well!!
I like that you neatly tucked in the golden Holy Trinity Cathedral too, nice attention to detail.
that really shows alot of patience and know-how!
what can i say? i really like the twists and turns and snake-like behaviours.
awesome, and thanks!
rychem (19427) 2013-09-20 11:08
Beautiful structure of this bridge, excellent photo, great POV, technically perfect work
Graal (95343) 2013-09-20 23:57
unusual modern architecture of bridge in Tbilisi. Good composition, nice perspective and presentation. Interesting informations. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
mohammad_H (8746) 2013-09-21 1:10
Beautiful and majestic places that are structured, such as towers, bridges, buildings, and Tandis and, no matter how much they cost, but equal to our next generation, the legacy will remain, a very nice design super House in the background and sky are beautifully enhanced image
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-09-21 22:48
Superb bridge and a lovely architecture.The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.TFS.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-09-22 11:04
Nice POV that captures and highlights the shapes, lines, curves and patterns inherent within this bridge. Once your eye has made sense of the curves it settles on the straight line of the walkway and follows through from left to right. Carefully composed.
claudeD (30431) 2013-09-22 13:15
Very fine fotojob to show this amazing new architecture. Wonderful bridge very well presented. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (29199) 2013-09-26 1:41
I like very much this modern design of the bridge. May be it is the matter of taste but I think if the modern art is well done then it goes also well with the old architecture. This is the case here as well. Great POV which allowed you to include the other important structures so that we can appreciate the context of the bridge. Really nice geometry well captured here. Georgia seems like a wonderful place to visit.
bayno (18342) 2013-09-26 2:02
I really like these new architectures with soft curves and always full of beautiful graphic elements, your composition is excellent with good management of light and beautiful details...nice colors too..the human give us proportion and dynamic...
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-09-28 15:20
A very nice capture of this intriguing piece of architecture. Great perspective. Lots of lines and shapes to admire. Very nice indeed! TFS.
siudzi (32325) 2013-09-29 2:36
This modern bridge has a really interesting construction and I'm sure it offers a lot opportunities for photographers!
Classy presentation taken from a well selected POV with a very good saturation and color contrast. Excellent work! Well done.
Have a nice day!
ourania (26316) 2013-09-29 14:57
wonderful point of view, composition and framing. I like very much the perspective of the bridge and the impression of softness and flexibility given by the shape and patterns of its shed. The blue sky is delightful and the view under and through the shed clear and interesting. It's great that you've included a partial but attractive view of two of the city's landmarks. Your light management was excellent, the transfer from the strong sunshine to the mild shade is very natural and agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2013-09-29 23:17
interesting architecture, good light management and sharpness and natural colors.
Cricri (101211) 2013-10-02 11:18
Celle ci me plait bien aussi, vraiment une très belle architecture ultra moderne, excellent POV, une lumière et des couleurs superbe, excellent les deux WS
mcmtanyel (10429) 2013-10-05 20:22
I see that you have taken a few pictures around this bridge. I agree with you, it is a very photogenic structure. I like your POV here: we can see both the inside and outside of the glass canopy, the bridge on the top and the left set of stairs on the bottom frame the Holy Trinity Cathedral very tightly. Well seen and rendered, TFS.
Angshu (54709) 2013-10-17 2:28
This is indeed a fine futuristic design with flowing lines and curves which makes the architecture attractive. The contrast with the blue sky is appealing. The spire of the Holy Trinity Cathedral is a good focal point. Good light & fine details!