Photography: Connect

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What you see in this photo is the landmark of Oxford, Herftord Bridge, popularly known as the Bridge of Sighs though its design bears a closer similarity to Rialto Bridge than to the actual Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice. It connects the Old and New Quadrangles of Hertford College and was completed in 1914.

Linked to today’s  #photo101 project.

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62 thoughts on “Photography: Connect

  1. There’s one not unlike it in Krakow too, Paula 🙂 I don’t think I have ever been to Oxford but some day I must. All those dreaming spires would brighten a drab English day.
    Hugs to you!

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  2. Paula, quando hai scattato questa foto?
    Io trovo che l’immagine abbia un’aria primaverile o di primi giorni d’autunno.
    Mi piace come hai saputo catturare la delicata luce del sole che ”sosta” sotto il ponte e ci invita a scorrere nella sua scia.

    Buona Giornata,
    Renzo 🙂

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  3. I saw the “connect” challenge, and the only thing I could think of was to show photos of me with my friends and loved ones. That seemed too uninteresting to a general audience, so I did nothing. I love how you interpreted this challenge!

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    • Hello Debra 🙂 I wish I could take credit for the choice of subject this time too (I almost never read WP staff suggestions), but I did today as I did not like the sample photo or the idea. When Cheri said “bridge” I said to myself: “I am saved” 🙂 Nice to meet you 🙂

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      • Pas contente? J’aimerais bien savoir pourquoi! 🙂
        Tu es parfaitement dans le thème, un “pont” qui relie 2 immeubles séparés par une rue, c’est bien l’esprit!
        Sincèrement c’est très bien trouvé!

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        • Ok, je vais expliquer en anglais. I was lead and chased over there by two tour guides that were ruining my frames, I was annoyed and bored, the light was all wrong – I had to play a little afterwards – Oxford is very photogenic but that Sunday afternoon it was crawling with people and lazy students and I wanted to find it on a moody cloudy day – you know that type of purplish grey clouds and drama – like in some good BBC crime series 😀

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  4. A great shot Paula, and a lot of interesting backstory to the photo. despite the obstacles, what a beauty.

    Confirming my avoidance of guided tours – I had two guides on my recent gallop through five countries, one in Vienna and one in Budapest, both women from 5W who devoted a day to me, sussed out my interests beforehand, and took it at a pace I enjoyed. And of course your lovely city guided me itself.

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    • Good choice. Zagreb does not require guides. Once again I remembered that unfortunate email I did not see on time, but now you can see the email I really use it is featured on the right side of my blog.

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