Tag Archives: Bridges
The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America
There is loads of history on the football field between these old rivals. The 1966 World Cup Final and the Euro 96 semi-final being the two of the most pivotal. Like those two famous contests this game will be played at Wembley. England Bath in the South West of England is one of the finest […]
This is a match of heavyweights in Seville with both nations amongst the favourites. Belgium The Manneken Pis is the symbol of Brussels and like the Mermaid in Copenhagen and The Mona Lisa in Paris you might be left scratching your head wondering what all the fuss is about. That doesn’t stop crowds of people […]
With Portugal one of the few ‘green’ countries on the UK’s travel list, it is of course a hugely desired location at the moment. For me, Porto just edges Lisbon as my favourite city there. Now where did I store my passport…..
Belgrade sits on the confluence of two rivers – the Sava and the Danube. The Ada Bridge over the Sava opened in January 2012, causing much controversy due to the construction costs spiralling out of control. It is also known as the blue bridge due to the lighting effects that you can see below.
Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]
“It takes both sides to build a bridge.” Bath – Pulteney Bridge I mentioned that one of the two bridges in Europe that have shops on them is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Well you guessed it, the second is the one in the beautiful Roman city of Bath, now renowned also for its Georgian […]
The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]
I have not been to London since February, despite only being 30-minutes away by train. I am now starting to miss the city including the oh so familiar walk across London Bridge into the City of London. The picture is a nice reminder.
Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]