Postbridge is best known for its fine example of an ancient clapper bridge over the river. First recorded in the 14th century, the bridge is believed to have been built in the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock. The clapper bridge in the foreground is a Grade II* listed structure,it is still complete, and stands alongside today's structure, a Grade II listed structure built in the 1780s
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arnie (1805) 2014-02-12 2:30
Nice capture, taken from a good POV, interesting rock markings.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-12 2:41
Nice view of 2 bridges over a little river. Great details captured on the clapper bridge on the FG. It seems to be narrow and fit for pedestrians only. Like the natural colours and feel of the English country side. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
jhm (148756) 2014-02-12 4:46
Happy a place that not has a flood, we see everyday images out of England with floods and a lot people misery.
A very old bridge, maybe out of the medieval time.
Excellent scene, made in high quality.
Also nice perspective and depth picture
Excellent composition, very well captured.
Very well done, TFS.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-12 6:22
with all the storms we are experiencing at the moment I fear for places like this. So pleased it was still around a month ago, because it is an idyllic and beautiful place that you have captured superbly. Exquisite!
getting battered at the moment with the storm you had earlier :-(
Royaldevon (36135) 2014-02-12 6:57
At Wycoller, near to where I live, we have something similar, built to accommodate the pack horses: a clapper bridge, a clam bridge and an arched bridge.
These are wonderful testaments to times gone by and the ever changing nature of the area.
I really like how you have used those rock steps as a strong introduction to the scene, whilst, then, the clam bridge and the arched bridge parallel each other. The details are sharp with nice attention to textures.
As Brian says, I hope they have survived the recent rain storms.
We have not had flooding, yet, the region is so hilly, but the land is saturated and there is lots of surface water wherever you go.
My warm regards,
holmertz (48944) 2014-02-12 8:24
It's the regular bridge that catches my attention. I may not have noticed the ancient clapper bridge unless you had pointed it out, but it certainly provides an interesting foreground. I hope this will remain undamaged through all these storms that terrorize the area presently.
photoray (13725) 2014-02-12 10:20
Good positioning to bring the lichen crusted boulders into the foreground, along with the river, then the ancient massive arch rock bridge dominating.
mesutilgim (92384) 2014-02-12 13:05
Nice capture of this beutiful landscape. Very good pov and perfect layout. The White ferns on rocks are evidence of the purity of the atmosphere here.
TFS and best regards
saxo042 (37792) 2014-02-13 2:37
A very good POV to capture these bridges and an interesting note to accompany the picture. A well composed picture with the grey and moss-covered stones dominating the colours.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-13 5:20
I have read your note with interest and the picture is a great illustration for it. Two bridges sitting next to each other are very different even if made of the same material. They show very nicely the progress in architecture and also make very interest spot. I like plenty of greenery in this photo which together with all the stones and the river create nice atmosphere.
Pretty colors and very well given sharpness.
Well done and all the best
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-13 6:43
The ancient clapper bridge and the more modern example testify to the fact that Postbridge has been provided a fording point for the river for centuries Les. Something else for me to see when I eventually get back to England for a visit! I imagine that the river is running quite high at the moment. Take care Rosemary
tyro (23590) 2014-02-13 13:36
I remember your showing us a picture of this bridge (and the newer one) but taken from the other side of the river. Looking at that one again, I see that the two photographs were taken on the same day so I'm wondering how you crossed the river - by the clapper bridge or by the 18th Century one?
And this is a lovely picture too with lovely light and fine natural colours. Your composition is both excellent and pleasing and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-15 11:09
Another winter landscape with frozen waters
Very good composition where I like the contrast between the sunlit vegetation at the back and stones and watre at the front
In between the very old bridge, must be quite a pleasure to walk in this place, congrats
COSTANTINO (62695) 2014-02-18 6:53
Hello dear friend
a different shot from you with a worthseeing
landscape two bridges and those natural
step rocks according to your useful notes
the bridge built in the 13th century
enabled horses to cross the river carrying
tin to the stannary town of Tavistock
nice pov nice framing
first shtot quality
have a nice evening
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16193)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-12 1:51