Not all bridges are equal

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I am almost certain that there is no way we can count all the bridges in the world. So, accepting the fact that there are numerous bridges, how do we pick the bridge deserving of a post?

I have been to Amsterdam so I have seen countless bridges, including theΒ Magere Brug (“brug” being Dutch for bridge) over the river Amstel in the city centre of Amsterdam. I have taken many pictures on and with these bridges. I have posted my visit to Amsterdam and Utrecht here. I have been to and seen the Tower Bridge in London.

 

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But, I am a little bias. Although I sang and played the “London Bridge is falling down” song / game, I had always wanted to see the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. It must be the movies. Like the Brooklyn Bridge (as portrayed in Sex and the City), the Golden Gate has romance. This bridge has been a witness to love, real or on-reel.

Not only did I get to go to the Golden Gate Bridge with loved ones, I got to meet up with an old friend – by the bridge. She is one of my closest friends from university and I am tremendously honored to have her as my friend. Almost immediately after graduation, she ended up in the USA and I ended up in Africa. She dragged her husband and kids from Reno, drove to San Francisco so we could catch up even just briefly as we had not seen each other for more than 20 years. They drove back that evening after our early supper. That’s friendship! No matter the distance, we can always build a bridge.

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Β© Anna Jailene Aguilar-Van Der Merwe
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*Most of the images were taken with BlackBerry Z10 but a couple or so with iPad and iPhone 5

34 thoughts on “Not all bridges are equal

  1. Absolutely, I (Suan) met up with my penpal of near 20 years in Germany. All these years of sending letters (not emails) back and forth and finally meeting in the flesh! Yes that’s how friendships build bridges!

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    1. That’s fantastic, Suan. I never got to meet up with mine. She’s also German. I don’t remember how we stopped the communication but we wrote letters for years, too. You did well πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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  2. I understand your sentiments on the Golden Gate completely. I moved to the US because I wanted to live in San Francisco which I did for two and half years and I could see the bridge from my old house (only as a tiny little red structure but it was still the highlight of the day) and I spent many a weekend by the marina or the visitors center. There was something magical about the bridge which I didn’t find in any other. And, I hope and pray I move back to San Francisco some time in the future. For then I will definitely post pics again.

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment. I won’t have to think I’m a little crazy. πŸ™‚ It is a lovely city and I did feel at home there. I do hope you have that chance to live there again.

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  3. I can’t really pick a favorite bridge. I love them all big and small, as long as they have either a history or interesting style.

    I lived in Berkeley, CA so remember seeing the Golden Gate Bridge during fogs. That was when I thought it was at its glory.

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    1. Ah, the fog does give it a totally different feel and look. I really think bridges are amazing. My father is an engineer and he specializes in roads and bridges, mainly bridges. They’re building one now across the Zambezi River to connect Botswana to Zambia.

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      1. Oh yes. I pass one every day. They’re building a new one in our suburb for a new access to the refurbished, made-bigger mall/development in our area. I try to take pictures now and then. πŸ™‚

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