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Monday, February 02, 2009

Under Captain Clarke's Bridge


Yesterday's CDPB theme was "Paths & Passages". Non-CDPB bloggers sometimes ask how the themes get chosen. The shortish answer is that blog-owners vote on a varied choice of around half a dozen themes a couple of months beforehand. For February, the leading contenders in the ballot were "Paths & Passages" and "Underneath".

In my planning note-book I forgot there were 31 days in January and thought February 1st was a Monday, which makes it Broer som Binder [Bridges between] day. Knowing this photograph would cover whichever theme won the vote, I earmarked it for that day. When I realised my error, I decided to keep it for today and yesterday, for the "paths" theme, posted a photograph of Wood End Lane, which leads to the bridge.

I featured Captain Clarke's bridge on December 1st, 2007 when the CDPB theme was "Bridges". That photograph shows the towpath spiralling around to cross the top. Previously on October 12th, 2007 I had posted a view of the bridge from the other side, which you can compare with the circa1900 photo on Old Hyde.

Today we are looking under the bridge on the Peak Forest Canal at the towpath which here changes sides.

Please visit the previous posts for more information about the bridge, and how the path crosses over.

More details of and links to other participants to Broer som Binder can be found on Visual Norway.

25 comments:

gogouci said...

I love the stonework. Great view of a beautiful scene.

Lois said...

This is a lovely picture! I like the way you caught the reflection in the water.

Joan said...

How lovely. I'd like to take that walk.

PERBS said...

Well, it is a beautiful scene beyond that arch! You captured it beautifully.

My brige is a different sort with many photos and a long explanation but come and read it anyway! Ü

DAG said...

Nice bridge, Nice photo, Can you tell us what the sign says

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the shape of the archway. The moss is probably slippery but it sure is photogenic!

magiceye said...

seems so peaceful... lovely for a quiet walk..

Jilly said...

Love this, Gerald. A beautiful bridge and passageway.

RuneE said...

You have created an atmosphere of a very special kind with that photo. Very fitting for both themes as well a bringing us somewhat back in time (at least me).

Babooshka said...

For many reasons a gorgeous image. This is where my camera likes best, bridges and reflections.

Lene said...

This is so beautiful. I would like to go there for a romantic walk whith my husbond :)

Cezar and Léia said...

This beautiful view could be a scenery for a Love sonnet or History by Shakespeare!I love all those stones! :-) Léia

Dave King said...

There is something about these bridges and the canal beneath. They always move me.

Mo said...

I like this image even more than yesterdays.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photo,and an interesting post.

Dick said...

Nice shot, beautiful reflection and a great atmosphere.

Bergson said...

A photo that could have been used for theme days.
I like thioe reflexion

Bergson said...

A photo that could have been used for theme days.
I like this reflexion

Rambling Round said...

Great capture. You have so many lovely, old places to make wonderful photos.

Barbara said...

That is just beautiful. Love the reflection captured in the water.
Smiles b

Tootie said...

That looks like a beautiful place to walk. I truly love rocks! :-)

Ruby said...

This is a real "back in time" photo that could be any era. I saw it and imagined lads in a boat under the bridge, in Edwardian dress with flat caps. I bet there were some once, probably on many occasions!

Old Wom Tigley said...

You captured this very well Gerald... I now long to walk that pathway again, it seems such a long time I was down that way.

Tom

Wiggers World

Rose said...

Someday, if I ever get the time, I have got to go through your blog! Every time I explore even a little bit, I find stuff I really like.

Rose said...

I forgot to say I love this photo!

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