Good Morning Everyone,
I have just spent a couple of days at Piercebridge and my photograph records the 'new bridge'. This is a little confusing as this bridge was built in 1789 but it is the new bridge because it replaced the old Roman Bridge which was probably built around 260.
Piercebridge was an important Roman fort, built on Dere Street, the main Roman road which linked York with Carlisle and the western end of Hadrian's Wall. The Roman bridge which was about 300 yds south of this new bridge allowed Dere Streeet to safely cross the River Tees.
The Roman Fort has been partly excavated and is open to the public. The rest of the fort is hidden beneath modern houses or has been incorporated into other buildings.
Piercebridge attracted the interest of 'Time Team' who came to investigate the site after divers found hundreds of Roman coins and votive offerings in the river there.
We were so lucky!
The days we spent at Piercebridge were the sunniest and warmest of the year, so far!
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
P.S. For such a beautiful and interesting place, it is hard to believe that this is its first appearance on TE.
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photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-11 1:37
beautiful view of the (relatively) new Bridge :-). Excellent composition with the tree on the left and great perspective. The warm colours contrast beautifully with the clear blue sky and the water rippled by the wind which has produced lovely reflections. The note is both interesting and informative.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
Angshu (56664) 2014-03-11 2:16
A New Bridge 250 years old....In Istanbul, quite similarly, there is the 'New Mosque' more than 300 years old
Nice picture with the bridge ina diagonal...the light is nice...framing by the weeping willow (?) on the left adds interest
tyro (22374) 2014-03-11 3:07
Not only have you found this treasure of a place but you have also found this year's first sunshine!
And what an interesting place this sounds to be - how surprising that no-one else has ever posted any pictures from here.
You have captured this "new" bridge in gorgeous warm sunlight against a lovely blue sky. Your diagonal composition is both excellent and pleasing and the overhanging tree on the left frames the image very nicely. And that same diagional line of the bridge leads our eyes across the water, past the reflections of the bridge itself and onwards to the buildings on the other side.
Lovely light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
shreya2000 (1816) 2014-03-11 3:18
Dear Mr. Robinson,
A very nice photo of the bridge. Light and contrast with colour is good. I like it. Regards,
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-11 3:36
sound like you found a gem of place to spend a few days, I like your note. Great scene and nice architecture.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-11 3:37
good to see you out and enjoying a warmish spell at last. A delightful POV that captures this magnificent bridge perfectly. Love the soft light and warm tones, very spring-like. Excellent!
snunney (90638) 2014-03-11 3:41
I like the long sweeping perspective across the length of the bridge that directs the eye toward the focal point offered by the village. The light was ideal to bring out the golden tones and detail in the stonework. The bush in the right foreground is well included, helping to give the scene depth. I trust you are continuing to enjoy good weather as we are here.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-11 4:08
Beautiful view of the 'new bridge' from the river banks. I like the POV and angle to shoot the bridge. Very well framed by the tree, the bridge seems to appear out of nowhere. Considering the age of the bridge it replaced your a right this one is a kid :-). Great shot with lovely warm light and natural colours. Thanks for sharing.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-11 4:21
I like this pretty photo for its simplicity and serene mood. The bridge which links both banks of the river has been placed very smartly in the composition and it leads nicely to couple of the houses. The willow in the corner adds some subtlety with its delicate branches. The whole picture has very attractive colors and beautiful light.
Thanks for sharing
ChrisJ (105379) 2014-03-11 4:39
A good upward, angled pov on the old new bridge with nice rippled reflections in the brook and a good warm cold color contrast between the yellow green foliage of the willow trees and the reflected blue skylight and blue sky. Tfs!
ikeharel (63779) 2014-03-11 5:39
Well chosen the askewed POV over the bridge, the best way to have extra depth on image.
"New" is a relative term, though more than 200 years back is not so new - yet the ancient Roman bridge probably could not bear the 18th century traffic on...
Fine shot, best daylight that added a reflection over water.
Sergiom (68540) 2014-03-11 5:47
Bizarre contraste entre l'Europe et l'Amérique. Pour nous un pont est vieux et prêt à démolir lorsqu'il date de 1970. Chez vous il est neuf depuis 1789.Il y a quelque chose de démoralisant avec nos constructions dites modernes.
Nicou (131294) 2014-03-11 5:57
Avec les branches du saule quelle compo et vue sueprbe pont de ^pierre et cpatage dans un ciel pur et limpid3e quelle vue et iamge quel captage grandisoe perspective.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37724) 2014-03-11 7:00
Interesting to see a "new" bridge of this impressive age. A very fine picture and an interesting note. The Google satellite view clearly shows the old Roman road, straight through the landscape here. This looks certainly like a place to visit.
PS the main bridge over the Gota River here in Gothenburg was built in 1939 and has to be replaced within 20 years...
danos (91014) 2014-03-11 8:09
fascinating the view as the presentation of the arch stone bridge,with the leafless tree on the left to decorates perfect the whole scenery.The brilliant light of the day,enhance the vivid colours with the reflections on the water to make the image even more effective.The beauty of the place as the well chosen POV are superb.
cornejo (36297) 2014-03-11 12:21
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, good light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
npecanhuk (70734) 2014-03-11 19:07
Lovely, beautiful and charming details (both natural and man-made ones)!
Attractive and pleasant-lookinig picture!
Special regards to the exposure, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
holmertz (45903) 2014-03-12 11:06
This bridge seems so sturdily built that it looks as good as new after more than 200 years. They knew how to make things last long ago. Besides the elegant beauty of the bridge, which is nicely seen on a diagonal, the good light and fine colours also make this photo worth a close look.The trees and reeds framing the central view create a harmonious balance.
mesutilgim (89670) 2014-03-12 15:01
Nice capture of this bridge in Durham with perfect pov and ligth management.
Nice reflections and perfect light management. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
claudeD (35883) 2014-03-13 7:28
wonderful composition for this very interesting bridge. Very good colors, sharpness and clarity. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
COSTANTINO (60521) 2014-03-13 13:39
classic photo with classic colors
the warm colors contrast perfectly with
this blue sky I like this diagonal
composition welldone and wellseen
macjake (62252) 2014-03-13 16:16
Malgo also like to post new places on TE, and you're right, hard to believe this is the first appearance here.
and its funny to read that this bridge is new lol
Oh to live in Europe :)
perfect looking day for photos, clear, bright, and a well exposed shot.
Hope this bridge lives for another few hundred years :)
halikarnas (7085) 2014-03-27 2:12
Sol taraftaki ağaç bence fotoğrafın ağırlık merkezi.
Böyle bir bakış açısı ile başarılı bir kompozisyon yakalamışsınız.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33783)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-10
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 1:21