Here's my bridge to the year 2013 - Happy new year, and best wishes ahead!
The Longfellow Bridge is one of eleven bridges over the Charles River (most of them quite small) connecting the city of Boston to its neighbor, the city of Cambridge, MA. While not generally known as twin cities, Boston and Cambridge operate in much the same fashion as such places. Both are quite large; Boston is of course the state of Massachusetts' largest city, with a population of over 600,000, but Cambridge ranks fifth, itself with a population of over 100,000. The two have interconnected transit, and local institutions and colleges (most notably Harvard University) span the river that divides them.
The Longfellow, named for poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, stretches from Boston's West End and Beacon Hill districts to Cambridge's Kendall Square, home of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It serves as well as the river crossing for the city's Red Line subway, seen here. I love riding the Red Line over the Longfellow, as it gives me my favorite view of the city of Boston, which I've already shared a couple of times here (this one of Back Bay, this one of Beacon Hill).
Though the hazy, midday light was not really cooperating here, you can see the beautiful late 19th century architecture of the bridge and the rusted tones of the steel beneath it as the train rumbles overhead.
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Noel_Byrne (7352) 2013-01-01 8:51
The tones of the rust are really pleasing in this shot, and I love the bridge itself, those turrets give it a nice structure. Thansk for the note, I did not know the two cities were so close! Nice bridge to connect them.
All the best
JFS (32129) 2013-01-01 10:05
Great shot with lots of details, i like the composition very much. I was in Cambridge long time ago and keep a nice souvenir. Thanks!
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2013-01-01 11:10
Hi dear Andrew
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wow you start 2013TE by such a meaningful image!
" my bridge to the year2013" mentioned in your note is nice words indeed. Stable framework is always set.
I hope this year will be good one in all meanings to us. Thank you for your nice posting and have a good start of 2013!
Takero from Tokyo
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-01-01 13:18
You have chosen a viewpoint which uses the bridge to best advantage. The repeating rust-coated arches make a gentle lead to the tall, bastion arches, as they stand to attention in tyhe water.
I know borders are not everyone's cup of tea but I do feel that a thin border would have kept the complete integrity of this lovely shot, on this occasion
My best wishes to you for 2013,
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-01-01 14:01
Very beautiful bridge!
Interesting urban environment!
TFS - congrats,
emka (58140) 2013-01-02 0:00
Hi, Nice start of the new year. I am not sure if this is the bridge I went to Cambridge? I used the ones that has a length of some smoots. It was very funny. Impressive view with the big towers. Nice shot.
All the best in 2013 for you and your family
timecapturer (30324) 2013-01-02 5:48
nicely chosen shot and motive. It is a magnificent looking structure and you have captured it so sharply and effectively. Wonderful! It looks so imposing and impressive.
All the very best for 2013 - Brian.
macjake (39227) 2013-01-04 6:23
sorry for the late reply :(
Yes, this is something I'd like to see more of, some of the architecture in and around Boston - a city i'm dying to visit and catch a ballgame!
Great to see the small arched bridge, well actually it isn't that small at all.
the red copper tones are pretty darn cool.
a totally new view for me.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5775)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-14
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 7:32