Sunday, July 15, 2012

Solid

bridge over Aveiro Lagoon
Bridge over the Aveiro Lagoon (Ria de Aveiro)
"SOLID means : Stable, sturdy, firm, established, strong, durable, rigid, substantial, strong, ..." - so goes Jake's prompt for our Sunday post this time.

I believe this bridge has all of these qualities and is also a very elegant structure, in my opinion.

It makes it possible to travel from the north bank of the lagoon (left) to the south bank without taking the long way round.

monument by Aveiro Lagoon
Modern structure that livens up the roundabout at the foot of the bridge
Roundabouts have been replacing traffic lights and junctions in recent years. There are many, many roundabouts now all over Portugal - some big, some grand, some in ridiculous places and some too small for trucks to negotiate them comfortably. It is also the custom to erect a sculpture or some sort of decoration in the middle of each roundabout, which can be quite useful  when giving directions. 

At the foot of this bridge (north bank) we have a roundabout with a modern, solid monument, parts of which are covered by decorative ceramic panels.

bridge over Aveiro Lagoon on cloudy day
The bridge from another angle - good spot for fishing
The area around the Aveiro Lagoon (Ria de Aveiro) is another of my favourite places and I promise to write more about it in the near future.

 

If you'd like to see more interpretations on this theme, just pop over to Jake's blog.




12 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos...such a strong substantial bridge is definitely an example of SOLID! Thank you so much for sharing them...and the information about how important this bridge is.

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    1. These photos were taken on a cloudy April morning.

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  2. Great interpretation of Jake's theme "solid"

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    1. We certainly hope all our bridges are solid, as in sturdy and durable.

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  3. Excellent work for this week theme Mara,Your Solid photographs are really great thanks for sharing :)

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  4. So glad your bridges are solid, Mara! Would love to see more pics of Aveiro- it looks a beautiful area.

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    1. Unfortunately the bridge at Entre-os-Rios wasn't and caused a terrible tragedy some years back.
      More posts about Aveiro coming up, probably after the hols.

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  5. Love the photos and great interpretation of the theme. I'm not a huge fan of roundabouts since I find them confusing. But I would like the sculptures.

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    1. I find the big, busy roundabouts very stressful and I hate the ones that are too small for big trucks because they cause traffic jams when those trucks get stuck!

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  6. great captures!

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