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100 things: 100 photos - photo 14

bubble, blowing
I'm still just a little over one tenth of the way to reaching the promised 100 posts! How many of you took on this challenge and how many of you finished it? I just want to see if it's just me that's such a bad blogger.

What I love about cities is how you never know what you might find round the next corner. There always seems to be something interesting, whimsical, surprising.

The Bridge of Aspiration was built by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Crossing above Floral Street in Covent Garden, it joins the Royal Ballet School with the Royal Opera House giving the dancers a direct link. It combines the useful with the aesthetically pleasing and fun and is concrete proof that even when walking down the most unprepossessing of narrow streets we should look up now and then, because who knows what we might see!

I wish I could say I stumbled upon this bridge by looking up by chance, but the truth is after hearing about it at university and thinking it quite a cool project, I made a specific trip to see it when I next visited London. I love the airy feel of it. Almost like it's not a real bridge, but a projection of a possible pathway. A dancing pathway for ballerinas to dance across.



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enchanted_jae
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC)
That's really neat!
mayfly_78
Feb. 9th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
It's an awesome bridge!
lokifan
Feb. 12th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
What I love about cities is how you never know what you might find round the next corner. There always seems to be something interesting, whimsical, surprising.

YES, precisely. And you're one of VERY few people on my flist who's still going with 100 Things, but almost none of them finished before they stopped!"
mayfly_78
Feb. 15th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
The 100 things challenge is actually harder than it first seemed when we all signed up! The only reason I'm managing to continue with it is because it ties up nicely with my "friday photo" posts on my wordpress blog.
ldydark1
Feb. 19th, 2014 01:43 am (UTC)
It looks like a giant accordion. Unusual detail in architecture, I like it a lot!
mayfly_78
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
What it basically is is a square frame that moves in space, moving forward while twisting and lowering. It's an awesome bridge and it reminds me of this artwork.

Nude_Descending_a_Staircase
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