Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Bridges of Great Britain

One of the things I do to take my mind off how steep a hill is when I'm out cycling is to occupy my mind with other activity. So it was about just over half-way up a steep climb on to the Wayfarer's Walk that I decided on today's blog theme ... bridges. I've tried to include my more interesting postcards here, the majority of which are artist drawn, although all with unique styles. I particularly like the artist style in the Tyne Bridge postcards, especially the cars.

Bridge on the Morrow, Monmouth, Wales, c.1918

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne, by the artist G.W.Blow. Published by Valentine, number A1692.

Bishop's Bridge, Norwick, Norfolk, c.1914

The Canal Bridge, Newbury, Berkshire, c.1904, published by Valentine

Carrick-a-Rede, the Rope Bridge, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland

As usual these and hundred of vintage postcards like them can be found on my vintage postcards web pages

11 comments:

  1. wow! that Carrick-a-Rede bridge looks a bit too Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for me! scary!

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  2. I like the rope bridge view, but you would never get me on a bridge like that!

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  3. Bridges are so interesting and all of these are wonderful and different. I don't think I would have been interested in crossing the rope bridge ... I don't care what was on the other side! !!! Happy PFF!

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  4. A great series. The rope bridge had only a rope at your right side. I think I would try to pass it, but I would be scared too. Which of the bridges will still exist? Happy PFF.

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  5. I did the Carrick-a-Rede bridge just about a year ago! My husband has been across it as a child.

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  6. If there is something on the other end of the rope bridge that I need, someone will have to bring it over to me! Great cards! Carol

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  7. A great variety of bridge styles here! And I am quite sure that there were no health and safety concerns with that rope bridge! Individual choice to dare to dare!

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  8. What a great post. Thank You. mine is here.

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  9. Amazing the variety of bridge postcards - each beautiful in its own way. I'd like to cross that Carrick-a-Rede Bridge - how fun would that be?

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  10. I was just taken aback by the beauty of these bridge postcards--how lovely they are! Thank you so much for sharing them.

    Happy PFF!

    Don't forget to visit Gemma's Mailbox meme--I forgot to add in the link on PFF--but it's there now!

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  11. That's a very nice grouping, and of course the rope bridge is fascinating.

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