Photographer's Note

The famous film "Bridge on the River Kwai" was shot in Sri Lanka, but this is the real bridge of the story.
It was built during the World War II by the war prisoners, following the orders of the Japanese, who wanted to connect Thailand to Burma by railway, to avoid the dangers of the sea.
This is not the bridge we see on the film, but it's the real one, and it became so famous that lots of tourists stop there everyday to watch it, cross it and even to take the train for a short trip along the famous death railway.
The bridge we see today has been rebuilt after the war, once that three sections of the original one have been destroyed by aerial bombings.
On the photo we can see the tourists crossing the bridge, while two locals sit on the wall, resting. It was a very hot rainy day.

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