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 the 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.
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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*Most of the images were taken with BlackBerry Z10 but a couple or so with iPad and iPhone 5