Sand Bridge first mentioned in 1149, is considered to be the oldest in Wroclaw. Its construction is probably related to the existence of the ‘amber trail’ running from the Adriatic, through Sand Island, to the Baltic. A landing-place used for rafting timber, originally situated on Cathedral Island, was moved to the left bank of the river Odra, right next to the bridge.
In the 15th century, the bridge had a fortified wooden tower in the middle, the span adjacent to the island was designed as a drawbridge. When the city was fortified in the 17th century, the tower was removed. Only the drawbridge remained. The present-day iron bridge dates back to 1861 and is the oldest iron bridge in the city. In 2010 the bridge was renowated and painted red.
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jemaflor (100129) 2013-12-11 22:54
Beautiful light capture, perfect for this red bridge, nice reflections on water, good angle to take the view.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-11 23:38
I have never seen a bridge as red as this one in my life.
Lovely shot of the bridge and the ornate lamp posts. They present eye catching contrast with the surroundings. I like the way you compose the BG with these lofty church towers perhaps. Great light, clarity and colors as usual.
Thanks for sharing a crisp bright photo.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-12 1:05
ten most wyglada nie tylko ciekawie ze wzgledu na swoja konstrukcje,ale chyba jeszcze bardziej ze wzgledu na ten jaskrawy,czerwony kolor,ktory tak pieknie kontrastuje z otoczeniem.
Swietnie skadrowana scena oraz ladna kolorystyka ozywiajaca calosc kompozycji.
besnard (56798) 2013-12-12 1:13
Un bon cliché avec ce pont rouge qui capte bien le regard et les clochers de l'église qui se laissent deviner à l'horizon.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-12 2:41
a bridge with a fascinating history and it looks so distinctive in this stand out red paint. It looks wonderful and in this light and setting so unusual and beautiful. Amazing!
holmertz (56159) 2013-12-12 3:25
This bridge seems to have been painted as a special service to photographers. It's a fine example of 19th century engineering, really beautiful, and you found a perfect angle where you squeezed the two church towers in between the large tree and the eye-catching red lampposts. The crossing diagonals of the red bridge and the dark river also benefit the composition greatly.
jhm (156520) 2013-12-12 5:32
Almost the same bridge as a baily bridge use during WAR II through the English soldiers, not in red colour but green.
You did very well addition this couple for the scale.
A lovely picture taken with a very high quality.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
dta (80192) 2013-12-12 6:05
Hello Ryszard ,
The attractive red bridge is the strong point of this rich composition with other interesting elements .
Nicou (146794) 2013-12-12 9:04
Le rouge du pont ressort parfaitement quelle compo superbe avec le bel édifice cadrage parfait sueprbe.
Bravo et belle soirée
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-12 9:30
Ah, it is a beautiful, newly painted, cute bridge with decorative lamp-posts. Wonderful colors and a neat composition. The pair of church towers in the background is an attractive addition.
mcmtanyel (25608) 2013-12-12 12:18
This is taken from an excellent POV. The bright red railing looks marvelous against the deep blue sky. An excellent photo accompanied by a good note.
lousat (94730) 2013-12-12 14:55
A very original choice of the colors for this bridge,a magnificent bright red in the sun,in a perfect wedding with the lamps and with the roof colors too,magnificent composition taken in the best moment with the best light,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (39429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 22:26