zondag 12 mei 2013

Drawbridge

Amsterdam has more than 1500 bridges and many of them are drawbridges to let the big ships with transports over water get through. When you hear a bell ringing and the red lights start to blink, you know the barriers will come down very soon and the traffic has to stop immediately.



It is always funny to see a part of the street coming up and watch the other side of the bridge. When you have a good look you can see some texts of  poems painted on the bridge, to entertain the waiting people.
See for other Sunday Bridges here.



13 opmerkingen:

  1. The underside of the bridge looks lovely.

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  2. It's surprising what one will find on the underside of a bridge.

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  3. There are a number of drawbridges here in the San Francisco Bay Area, but none that raise like this one! A unique contribution to Sunday Bridges!

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  4. Gee, no rust or crap growing on underside belly of bridge. How cool is that. Everything clean and nice paint job. Interesting photos of underside. Now I know what it looks like :)

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  5. Goed idee om de onderkant van een brug ook wat interessanter te maken, verrassend!

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  6. Wouldn't do me much good. Can't read Dutch. :-)

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  7. Oh, wow! There is some English, now that I took a second look.

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  8. It would certainly catch my attention as we don't have those here.

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  9. Love Amsterdam! One of our favorite cities to visit.

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  10. oh yes, the bridges!
    and why didnt i ever think of putting advertisements on the underside?
    i think this is a very dutch thing...

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